Date of release: Friday, November 7, 2014

Nick Raynsford MPLondon’s housing crisis will be discussed by the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP at the University of Greenwich’s next Big Picture seminar.

The MP for Greenwich and Woolwich will be revealing what needs to be done to respond to the challenge of housing posed by the city’s growing population in an event on Wednesday 12 November.

The free seminar is especially suitable for people interested in social issues and local government. All are welcome but registration in advance is essential, with details below.

Mr Raynsford joined the government in 1997 and held responsibility for housing, planning and construction, as well as being Minister for London. He was Minister for Local and Regional Government in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister from 2001 to 2005. He was made a privy councillor in the 2001 New Year’s Honours, leaving government in 2005.

Among other distinctions, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Structural Engineers, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Before he was elected to Parliament he was Director of the Shelter Housing Aid Centre and ran a housing consultancy.

Run by the university’s Business School, the Big Picture seminar series gives high-profile speakers a chance to share their expertise with students, staff and the wider public. Subjects range from entrepreneurship, leadership and management to the economy and the media.

Seminars run between 5pm and 7pm at the Greenwich Campus. Registration details: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar

To find out more about studying with the Business School, see: www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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Picture:The Rt HonNick Raynsford MP.