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FEPS-Fabian Summer Conference 2019

The FEPS-Fabian Summer conference will focus on both domestic and international policy priorities for the next Labour government, examine the impact of the European elections, and will ask what comes next in the Brexit process.

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Conference

The FEPS-Fabian Summer conference will focus on both domestic and international policy priorities for the next Labour government, examine the impact of the European elections, and will ask what comes next in the Brexit process.

With sessions on the economy, skills, the environment, defence and more – the conference will examine the left’s agenda for change, in the UK and in Europe.

Agenda

Opening speeches
• Jon Ashworth MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Health)
• Yvette Cooper MP (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
• Message from Europe – Andreas Schieder (Leader, Austria MEPs SPÖ)

Morning plenary
Brexit means?: What now for the Brexit process?
• Stella Creasy MP (Walthamstow)
• Richard Corbett MEP
• Stephen Bush (New Statesman)
• Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Society)

Morning breakout sessions
Boiling Point: A global solution to climate change
• Alan Whitehead MP (Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change)
• Amy Mount (Green Alliance)
• Charlotte Billingham (Senior Policy Advisor, FEPS)
• Jake Sumner (Co-chair, SERA)

Over the Line: The path to a Labour majority
• Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society)
• Joe Twyman (Deltapoll)
• Sienna Rodgers (LabourList)

Security Net: A left agenda for the future of social security
• Sam Royston (Children’s Society)
• Rosie Duffield MP (Canterbury)
• Karen Buck MP (Westminster North)
• Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Open and Ethical: Immigration and integration in Britain
• Lord Alf Dubs (Labour)
• Dr Sarah Kyambi (Director, Migration Policy Scotland)
• Jill Rutter (British Future)
• Mike Buckley (Labour for a Public Vote)

Fabian Women’s Network – Intergenerational innovation for our future wellbeing
• Denise Burke (United for All Ages)
• Denise Scott-MacDonald (Cabinet Member, Greenwich)
• Jamila Sarwar (Chorlton High School, Manchester)
• Year 10 pupils Rosie and Eleanor (Chorlton High School, Manchester)
• Jos Bell (Secretary, Fabian Women’s Network)

Young Fabians: Ending youth homelessness for good
• Emma Bean (Chair, Anticipations editor)
• Lewis Addlington-Lee (LGBT Labour)
• Asra Anjum (Social Worker in Tower Hamlets)
• Louise Mitchell (Waltham Forest Council Housing Lead)

Afternoon breakout sessions
Populism, prejudice and politics: How tolerant and cohesive are we?
• Maria Skora (Das Progressive Zentrum)
• Wes Streeting MP (Ilford North)
• Dr Jason Brock (Leader, Reading Council)
• Dawn Foster (The Guardian)

May Day: What do the European Elections mean for the future of the left?
• Jennifer Rankin (Brussels correspondent, The Guardian)
• Seb Dance MEP (London)
• Ania Skrzypek (FEPS)
• Nicoletta Pirozzi (IAI)
• Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Society)

People powered: putting workers at the heart of industrial strategy
• Tom Blenkinsop (Community)
• Sanjeev Kumar (Change Partnership)
• Justin Nogarede (FEPS)
• Shreya Nanda (IPPR)

Closing speech
• Angela Rayner MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Education)

Download the full agenda

 

MEDIA PARTNER

Online registration is not available for this event

Jonathan Ashworth MP

Jonathan Ashworth is Labour MP for Leicester South and shadow secretary of state for health & social care.

@JonAshworth

Angela Rayner MP

Angela Rayner is shadow education secretary and Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, Droylsden and Failsworth.

@AngelaRayner

Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper is chair of the home affairs select committee, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and chair of The Changing Work Centre.

@YvetteCooperMP

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