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Former Green Party leader to speak at inequality conference

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Natalie Bennett, the former Green Party leader who fought the 2015 General Election, will take part in an upcoming conference at Sheffield Hallam University exploring inequality in western societies.

The conference - Tackling social and spatial resource inequalities – will be hosted at Sheffield Hallam by the People Place and Policy (PPP) Journal, an online publication which debates challenges faced by contemporary society, and is published by the university’s Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).

The one day conference, which takes place on Thursday 22 June, will cover a number of themes, including environmental sustainability, foodbanks and food insecurity, financialisation, energy vulnerability, housing inequality, and access to green space.

Natalie Bennett will take part in the closing plenary panel about policy priorities for solving resource inequalities.

Dr Will Eadson, editor of PPP and researcher at CRESR, said: “At a time when resource inequalities are set to become more acute as a result of wider political, economic and environmental trends, research into the different types of material resources is more important than ever. 

"The conference will bring together people with an interest in social and economic inequality and include a wide range of evidence-based presentations from established and emerging academics from across the UK. 

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"There will also be the opportunity to engage with participants from national policy and practice stakeholders, including  Natural England, Groundwork UK, Hubbub and the Trussell Trust."

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For press information: Contact Martin Webb in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2621 or email