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The Fabian Society hosted a number of public and private fringe events from Sunday 22 to Tuesday 24 September.



Full Programme

Sunday 22nd September

Does Labour have a progressive plan for the NHS?

12:30-14:00 | Lancing | Unions21

Ruth Jones MP, Jon Skewes (Royal College of Midwives), Rob Yeldham (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), Becky Wright (Unions21), Dr. Tom Gardiner

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), Cllr Peymana Assad (Harrow Council), Paul Mason (The Guardian),  Oliver Lewis (Rebellion Defence), Sarah Church (former Army major)

Firm friends? Building a strong EU/UK partnership

17:00-18:30 | Lancing | Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

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

Poverty and Social Security: How to defeat poverty across the generations

17:00-18:30 | Glyndebourne | Age UK and CPAG

Margaret Greenwood MP (shadow secretary of state for work and pensions), Karen Buck MPAngela Kitching (Age UK), Alison Garnham (CPAG), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

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, Labour Group Planning Lead), Abena Oppong-Asare (Labour Women’s Network)

Do Your Duty for Equality! Campaign launch

09:00-10:00 | Glyndebourne | Poverty2Solutions and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Harriet Harman MP, Kate Green MPDylan Eastwood (Thrive Teeside), Carla Clarke (CPAG), Ayesha Hazarika (former Labour advisor)

Fabian Society and Rachel Reeves: Everyday Socialism pamphlet launch

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

Rachel Reeves MP, Lisa Nandy MP, Tim Roache (GMB), Kate Murray (Fabian Society)

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

13:00-14:30 | Lancing | TheCityUK

Yvette Cooper MP (chair, commission on workers and technology), Alison McGovern MP (treasury committee), Miles Celic (TheCityUK), Torsten Bell (Resolution Foundation), Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Society)

Skilled Jobs Everywhere

17:00-18:00 | Glyndebourne | ABPI

Chi Onwurah MP (shadow minister for industrial strategy), Mike Thompson (ABPI), Carys Roberts (IPPR), Joe Dromey (Learning and Work Institute), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Democracy broken: Can Labour save politics from itself?

17:30-18:30 | Lancing | ERS

Lisa Nandy MP, Cllr Jason Brock (Reading Council), Howard Beckett (Unite), Jess Garland (ERS), Rokshana Fiaz OBE (Mayor Newham)

Ways to save the world: Fresh solutions to tackle our climate crisis

19:00-20:30 | Glyndebourne | Young Fabians Environment Network

Philip Glanville (Mayor, Hackney), David Elliott (Chief Executive, Trees for Cities), Leonie Cooper (London Assembly Member), Chris Saltmarsh (Labour for A Green New Deal), Mhairi Tordoff (Young Fabians Environment Network)

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 (author of The Case for the Green New Deal), Cllr Roulin Khondoker (vice chair environment scrutiny, Islington), Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald (cabinet member for Air Quality, Sustainability and Transport, Greenwich)

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 social care), Jane Ashcroft (Anchor Hanover), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Open and Ethical? Immigration systems after the hostile environment

13:00-14:30 | Glyndebourne | Barrow Cadbury Fund and the APPG on Migration

Afzal Khan MP (shadow minister for immigration), Kate Green MP (chair, APPG on migration), Satbir Singh (JCWI), Jill Rutter (British Future), Heather Staff (Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP) project)

Young workers of the world, unite!

15:00-16:30 | Lancing | Young Fabians International Network

Julie Ward MEP (Member of European Parliament for North West England), Ana Oppenheim (Labour Campaign for Free Movement/Another Europe is Possible), Michelle Rauschkolb (Executive Board at JUSOS, youth wing of the German Social Democratic Party), Hunter Christopher (YFIN Chair)

The Mental Health Rally

17:00-19:00 | Arundel 2 | Lloyds Banking Group

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

Barbara Keeley MP (Jobshare Shadow Minister for Mental Health brief), Emily Thornberry MP, Daniel Zeichner MP, Alison McGovern MP, Nia Griffith MP, Annaliese Dodds MP, Preet Kaur Gill MP

Please note: this event is only open to Fabian members or by invitation. For enquiries please email

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

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

Stephen Kinnock MP, Vaqas Farooq (Lawyer), John Denham (English Labour Network and former cabinet minister), Rowenna Davis (teacher, author and prospective Labour candidate for London Assembly), Liv Bailey (Fabian Society)

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 MP,  Kate Green MP, Huw Evans (ABI), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Tuesday 24th September

Strength in diversity: how to rebuild our electoral coalition

10:30-11:30 | Lancing | FES

Lisa Nandy MP, Stephen Kinnock 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, Iain McClusky (PwC), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Online registration is not available for this event

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