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The Fabian Society will host 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

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 | 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)

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

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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)

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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 MP (chair, commission on workers and technology), Alison McGovern MP (treasury committee), Miles 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 MP (shadow minister for industrial strategy), Mike Thompson (ABPI), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

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Democracy broken: Can Labour save politics from itself?

17:30-18:30 | Lancing | ERS

Lisa Nandy MP, Howard Beckett (Unite), Jess Garland (ERS), Rokshana Fiaz OBE (Mayor 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 (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)

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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)

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The Mental Health Rally

17:00-19:00 | Arundel 2 | 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


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 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

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

Online registration is not available for this event

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