Camden Lib Dems have welcomed the Council’s establishment of a new commission to look at how to bring about a fair and inclusive ‘post-Covid’ economic recovery in the borough.
Cllr Luisa Porritt, a member of Camden Council’s Covid-19 Oversight Panel, has urged the Leader of the Council to ensure the work is cross-party and involves residents throughout.
Commenting on the commission, Luisa said:
“The Liberal Democrats think it is important for the Council to develop a clear plan to support the local economy through what is expected to be a very challenging period following the Covid-19 outbreak.
“For this work to be truly inclusive, it must include residents and councillors from all geographic areas.”
Luisa has been pressing for the commission to examine the root causes of racial inequality, adding:
“The Commission must not shy away from asking difficult questions, such as why many of Camden’s ethnic minority communities live in overcrowded housing and the link between this and poor health and socioeconomic outcomes.”
Camden Council has partnered with the University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose for this work, with economist Mariana Mazzucato as Chair.