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Fabian Society at Labour Party Conference 2021

The Fabian Society are hosting a number of public and private fringe events from Sunday 26 to Tuesday 28 September.


Party Conference fringe

Full Programme

Sunday 26 September

Stronger Together: Public Services that Work

11am-12.30am | Lancing | Labour Policy Review

Jonathan Ashworth MP (shadow secretary of state for health), Anneliese Dodds MP (chair, the Labour party), Kate Green MP (shadow secretary of state for education), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society), Cllr Brigid Jones (Birmingham City Council), Christina McAnea (UNISON Union)

Britain’s Broken Housing Sector: Experiences and Policy Solutions Report Launch

11am-12.30pm | Glyndebourne | Young Fabians

Cllr Sharon Thompson (Birmingham City Council) and report authors.

Winning Scotland: The road back to power in the UK

1pm-2.30pm | Lancing | Scottish Fabians

Jackie Baillie MSP (deputy leader, Scottish Labour), Sarah Boyack MSP (spokesperson for environment, climate change and land reform, Scottish Labour), Chris Elmore MP (shadow minister for Scotland), Paul O’Kane MSP (deputy convener of the health, social care and sport committee) Martin McCluskey (chair, Scottish Fabians)

Stronger Together for a future where families come first 

3pm-4.30pm | Glyndebourne | Labour Policy Review

Kathy Bole (Disability Labour), Anneliese Dodds MP (chair, the Labour party), Diana Holland (Unite the Union), Cllr Marianna Masters (Fabian Women’s Network), Tom Rutland (LGBT Labour). Cat Smith MP (shadow secretary of state for young people and democracy)

Mums in Politics; Launch rally

5pm-6.30pm | Glyndebourne | Fabian Women’s Network

Alex Davies-Jones MP (shadow minister for Northern Ireland), Angela Rayner MP (deputy leader, Labour Party)(invited), Ellie Reeves MP (shadow solicitor general for England and Wales), Tulip Siddiq MP (shadow minister for children & early years)

A Year of Change: the future of the gig economy

5pm-6.30pm | Lancing | Uber

Yvette Cooper MP (chair, Commission on Workers and Technology) Mick Rix (GMB) Stephen Timms MP (chair, work & pensions select committee) Jamie Heywood (Uber) Natascha Engel (Public First) Martin Edobor (chair, Fabian Society)

Fabian Question Time

7pm-8.30pm | Glyndebourne | Fabian Society

Anneliese Dodds MP (chair, the Labour party) Polly Toynbee (The Guardian) John Healey MP (shadow defence secretary) Larissa Kennedy (NUS)

Monday 27 September

Local ties? Building better and happier workforces in public services

12.30am-2pm | Lancing | Unions21

Rosena Allin-Khan MP (shadow minister for mental health) Jackie Baillie MSP (Scottish Labour) Rob Yeldham (Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy) Mary Bousted (National Education Union) Susan Tyler (Royal College of Midwives)

Electric Avenue: how to make the switch to electric vehicles fast, affordable and good for communities

1pm-2pm | Glyndebourne | LV

Kerry McCarthy MP (shadow minister for green transport) Sukky Choongh (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) Gill Nowell (LV) Luke Raikes (Fabian Society)

Business and Sustainability: can UK plc rise to the challenge?

5.30pm-7pm | Lancing | KPMG

Ed Miliband MP (shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy) Seema Malhotra MP (shadow minister for business and consumers) Catherine Howarth (ShareAction) John McCalla-Leacy (KPMG) Mary Creagh (Lexington)

In conversation with Anas Sarwar MSP

7pm-8.30pm | Glyndebourne | Scottish Fabians

Anas Sarwar (leader, Scottish Labour), Torcuil Crichton (Daily Record)

Tuesday 28 September

Sisters and the pay gap

11am-12pm | Lancing |Fabian Women’s Network

Gail Cartmail (Unite the Union), Daniela Jenkins (University of Bristol), Rachel Reeves MP (shadow Chancellor), Dr Kindy Sandhu (FWN), Dr Tina Skinner (University of Bristol)

Recovery and Resilience: rebuilding household finances in the wake of the pandemic

12.30pm-2pm | Lancing |Step Change

Anneliese Dodds MP (chair, the Labour party) Sonia Sodha (The Observer) Helen Barnard (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) Richard Lane (Step Change) Ben Cooper (Fabian Society)

Second Best: does Labour need to work with other parties to win power?

1pm-2.30pm | Glyndebourne | Electoral Reform Society

Sir John Curtice (Strathclyde University) Clive Lewis MP (Norwich South) Cllr Nancy Platts (Brighton city council) Olivia Blake MP (Sheffield Hallam) Ayesha Hazarika (Times radio) Cllr Shaista Aziz (Fabian Women’s Network)

Tackling Knife Crime: lessons from the Midlands

2.30pm-4pm | Lancing | Young Fabians

Unmesh Desai AM (Labour spokesperson on police and crime), Florence Eshalomi MP (co-chair, APPG on Knife Crime), Paddy Tipping (former PPC, Nottinghamshire)

Ending Child Poverty: can Labour win the argument?

5pm-6.30pm | Lancing | Child Poverty Action Group

Jonathan Reynolds MP (shadow work and pensions secretary) Wes Streeting MP (shadow secretary of state for child poverty strategy) Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society) Alison Garnham (Child Poverty Action Group) Cllr Anntoinette Bramble (Hackney Council)

Reconnecting: putting community power at the heart of Labour’s future

7pm-8.30pm | Lancing | Local Trust

Steve Reed MP (shadow communities and local government secretary) Cllr Peray Ahmet (Haringey Council) Jessie Joe Jacobs (former candidate, Tees Valley metro mayor) Marianna Masters (Fabian Women’s Network) Jeff Walker (Stoke North Big Local)

Germany decided: what do the German elections mean for the British left?

7pm-8.30pm | Glyndebourne | Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Catherine West MP (shadow Europe minister) Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Brighton, Kemptown) Henning Meyer (Fellow of the German Federal Ministry of Finance) Isabelle Hertner (senior lecturer, King’s College London) Cllr Christabel Cooper (Hammersmith Council)

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