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Local Fabian Societies Annual Houses of Parliament Tea

Featuring the debate 'Is Britain Becoming More Divided?' and afternoon tea in the Cholmondeley Room.


Local Fabians

Members of local Fabian Societies are invited to join us for the afternoon in the Houses of Parliament for a debate and afternoon tea to celebrate the achievements of Local Fabians from the past year. This year’s policy debate will be:

Is Britain Becoming More Divided?


Kate Green MP (chair, Fabian Society)

Lord Roy Kennedy (shadow DHCLG minister)

Polly Toynbee (columnist, The Guardian)

Ria Bernard (chair, Young Fabian

Chair: Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society)


The debate will take place in Committee Room 14 in the Houses of Parliament at 14:00. Following the debate there will be afternoon tea served in the Cholmondeley Room in the House of Lords from 15:30.

Tickets – press the ‘Book’ button below

Please use the booking link below to book online, or send a cheque for £24 in the post to Fabian Society, 61 Petty France, London, SW1H 9EU. Please address the envelope to Deborah Stoate, local societies officer.



Kate Green MP

Kate Green is the Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston and chair of the Fabian Society.


Lord Kennedy

Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark is a Labour and Cooperative peer and shadow minister of communities, housing and local government. He is also a Lewisham councillor.


Ria Bernard

Ria Bernard is chair of the Young Fabians.


Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee is a columnist for the Guardian and former social affairs editor for the BBC.


Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop is general secretary of the Fabian Society.


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