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Fabian fringe at Labour party conference Liverpool 2018

The Fabian Society will host a number of public and private fringe events from Sunday 23 to Tuesday 25 September.


Party Conference fringe

All Fabian Society fringe events will be taking place in the fourth floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, just a short walk from the conference secure-zone. The venue is fully accessible. We will be hosting events on pensions, immigration, Europe, defence, automation, health and social care, economy and finance, skills, regional inequality and much more. See our full event line up below.


Sunday 23 September

Collective Voice: Achieving a better health and social care service

13.00-14.30 | Lecture theatre | Unions 21

Baroness Margaret Prosser, Gill Whalton (Royal College of Midwives), Rachel McIlroy (Royal College of Nursing), Becky Wright (Unions 21)


Future Defence: Building peace and security in a changing world

13.30-15.00 | Events suite | Fabian International Policy Group

Nia Griffith MP (shadow defence secretary), Wayne David MP (shadow defence minister), Paul Mason (The Guardian)


Progressive Europe: Making social democracy a reality

19.00-20.30 | Lecture theatre | Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Anneliese Dodds MP (shadow treasury minister), Stephen Bush (New Statesman), Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society)


Monday 24 September

Community Health: Is health localism still the future of primary care?

13.00-14.30 | Lecture theatre | National Pharmacy Association

Julie Cooper MP (shadow community health minister), Ben Bradshaw MP (health select committee), Martin Edobor (GP & Fabian Society exec)


Global Talent: Immigration and skills post Brexit

17.00-18.30 | Lecture theatre | TheCityUK

Yvette Cooper MP (chair, home affairs select committee), Wes Streeting MP (treasury select committee member), Miles Celic (TheCityUK), Margaret Burton (EY)


Tuesday 25 September

From Housing to Healthcare: Does Labour have a comprehensive agenda for supporting older people?

12.30-14.00 | Events suite | Hanover Housing & Age UK

Barbara Keeley MP (shadow mental health and social care minister), Melanie Onn MP (shadow housing minister), Clare Tickell (Hanover), Angela Kitching (Age UK), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)


Should we Fear Machines?: The opportunities and challenges of technological change for workers

13.30-15.00 | Lecture theatre | Community 

Yvette Cooper MP (chair, workers & technology commission), Liam Byrne MP (shadow digital minister), Alina Dimofte (Google), Paul Nowak (TUC) & Kate Dearden (Community)


Labour Women: Job done or just begun?

17.30-19:00 | Events Suite | Fawcett Society

Dawn Butler MP (shadow women & equalities secretary), Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society), Sam Smethers (Fawcett Society), Sonia Sodha (The Guardian)


Fabian Question Time

18:00-19:30 | Lecture theatre | Fabian Society

Liz Kendall MP, Owen Jones (The Guardian), Ayesha Hazarika (former Labour advisor)


The Fabian Party

19:30-late | Dining Room | Lloyds Banking Group

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Private roundtables – by invitation only

Monday 24 September

Tax, technology and work: how to raise money fairly in a global, digital economy? | PwC

Anneliese Dodds MP (shadow Treasury minister)

Business Taxation for Growth | MTA

Chi Onwurah MP (shadow industrial strategy minister)

Millennials and their Money: Financial services to serve generation rent | ABI

Alison McGovern MP (treasury select committee)

How can investment in arts and culture shape and drive local economic growth? | The City of London Corporation

Kevin Brennan MP (shadow minister for heritage and arts)

Prosperity Beyond Big Cities: Creating thriving local economies | Barclays

Jim McMahon MP (shadow local government, devolution and finance minister)

Tuesday 25 September

Pensions for the Many: Priorities for the next Labour government | Royal London

Jack Dromey MP (shadow pensions minister)

The Heart of the Community: Achieving vibrant and successful town centres | Portman Group

Jim McMahon MP (shadow local government, devolution and finance minister)


For roundtable inquiries please email

Online registration is not available for this event

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