Michael Ward Consulting Ltd

Regeneration - Economic Development - Public Policy


"The key question for civic leadership in the 21st century is: how will our citizens earn a living and prosper in the next twenty years?"

MW mugshot 4 LOCAL GROWTH March 2011



Michael Ward is a researcher, writer and consultant who works on public policy. He is a specialist in urban and regional policy. A Londoner, he has long experience of London government.


On 10 July 2015, Michael gave a talk on 'London: population, jobs and growth: 1945-2030' at the London and the Nation  conference, organised by Birkbeck and the Raphael Samuel Centre. See the slides here:




Michael is currently working (2015) on a study of the socialist pioneers Beatrice and Sidney Webb, and has a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The project is supported by the Webb Memorial Trust.  In the summer of 2015, Michael Ward gave two talks arising from this project - one on Beveridge and the Webbs, the other on the Webbs and the 1945 election. Details here:
















New biography of Beatrice and Sidney Webb Beveridge Webb talk text Webbs and 1945


London and the Nation Presentation