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Fabian fringe at Labour party conference 2019

2019 has been a turbulent year for politics as political parties grapple with the UK's economic, social and political crises. From Brexit to the NHS, the Fabian Society will be at the heart of the policy debates at this year's Labour party conference in Brighton.

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Events

Join us for a full fringe programme that will discuss everything from Britain’s defence policies to Labour’s plans for the NHS, our future relationship with the EU and more.

Our public fringe events are free to attend – book your place today to ensure you don’t miss out.

Programme


Sunday 22nd September

Does Labour have a progressive plan for the NHS?

12:30-14:00 | Lancing | Unions21

Jon Skewes (Royal College of Midwives), Rob Yeldham (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), Becky Wright (Unions21)

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Britain’s security: How would Labour defend the UK and use our influence abroad?

13:00-14:30 | Glyndebourne | Fabian International Policy Group

Nia Griffith MP (shadow defence secretary), Wayne David MP (shadow defence minister), Paul Mason (The Guardian), Cllr Peymana Assad (Harrow Council)

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Firm friends? Building a strong EU/UK partnership

17:00-18:30 | Glyndebourne | FES

Anneliese Dodds MP (shadow treasury minister), Metin Hakverdi MP (SPD), Richard Corbett MEP, Eloise Todd (activist and political strategist), Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Society)

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Poverty and social security: How to defeat poverty across the generations

17:00-18:30 | Glyndebourne | AgeUK and CPAG

Margaret Greenwood MP (shadow secretary of state for work and pensions), Angela Kitching (AgeUK), Alison Garnham (CPAG), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

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Monday 23rd September

Leadership in local government: where are the women?

08:30-09:30 | Lancing | Fabian Women’s Network

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble (deputy mayor, Hackney), Andrew Gwynne MP (shadow secretary of state, communities and local government), Cllr Sara Hyde (chair, Fabian Women’s Network), Jo Platt MP (shadow minister for the cabinet office), Cllr Nicola Taylor (Bexley Council), Cllr Abena Oppong-Asare (Bexley Council, Labour Women’s Network)


Do your duty for equality! Campaign launch

09:00-10:00 | Glyndebourne | Thrive

Harriet Harman MPDr Ruth Patrick (University of York), Carla Clarke (CPAG), Ayesha Hazarika (former Labour advisor)

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Fabian Society and Rachel Reeves MP: Everyday Socialism pamphlet launch

12:00-13:00 | Glyndebourne | Rachel Reeves MP

Rachel Reeves MPLisa Nandy MPTim Roache (GMB)

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Innovating for the future: Challenges and opportunities for the financial and related professional services industry

13:00-14:30 | Lancing | TheCityUK

Yvette Cooper MPAlison McGovern MPMiles Celic (TheCityUK), Torsten Bell (Resolution Foundation), Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Society)

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Skilled jobs everywhere

17:00-18:00 | Glyndebourne | ABPI

Chi Onwurah MPMike Thompson (ABPI), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

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Democracy broken: Can Labour save politics from itself?

17:30-18:30 | Lancing | Electoral Reform Society

Lisa Nandy MPHoward Beckett (Unite), Jess Garland (Electoral Reform Society), Rokhsana Fiaz OBE (Mayor of Newham)

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Tuesday 24th September

Roadmap to zero carbon emissions 2030 – doing our bit: nationally, locally, personally

08:30-09:30 | Lancing | Fabian Women’s Network

Danielle Rowley MP (shadow minister climate justice and green jobs), Ann Pettifor (economist and author), Cllr Roulin Khondoker (Islington Council), Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald (Greenwich Council)


Suffering in silence: How will Labour save older people’s social care?

12:30-14:00 | Lancing | Anchor Hanover

Barbara Keeley MP (shadow minister for mental health and social care), Jane Ashcroft (Anchor Hanover), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

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Open and ethical? Immigration systems after the hostile environment

13:00-14:30 | Glyndebourne | Barrow Cadbury

Afzal Khan MPKate Green MPSatbir Singh (JCWI), Jill Rutter (British Future), Heather Staff (Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP) project)

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The mental health rally

17:00-19:00 | Arundel | Lloyds Banking Group

Hosted by Ayesha Hazarika, with speeches followed by a drinks reception.

Please note: this event is only open to Fabian members or by invitation. For enquiries please email natasha.wakelin@fabians.org.uk.


The next Labour government: Can radical economics and communitarian values reunite and rebuild Britain?

18:30-20:00 | Lancing | Fabian Society

Stephen Kinnock MP

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Private roundtables – by invitation only


Monday 23rd September

Fit for the future: Interventions to support a healthy workforce and their retirement

14:30-16:00 | Glyndebourne | ABI

Jonathan Ashworth MP (shadow secretary of state for health), Seema Malhotra MPKate Green MPHuw Evans (ABI), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)


Strength in diversity: how to rebuild our electoral coalition

10:30-11:30 | Lancing | FES

Lisa Nandy MP


Work and tax in 2030: Responding to automation, decarbonisation and demographic change

10:30-12:00 | Glyndebourne | PwC

Bill Esterson MP (shadow minister, BEIS), Seema Malhotra MP, Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

For roundtable inquiries please email natasha.wakelin@fabians.org.uk

 

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