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Join us at the People's History Museum in Manchester for a half day conference and the Annual General Meeting.



Please join us for our first Annual General Meeting outside of the capital in many years on Saturday 17 November. In addition to the formal AGM proceedings there will also be a half-day afternoon conference with panels, political discussions and a speech from Mayor Andy Burnham. The event will take place in the People’s History Museum in Greater Manchester.

The conference will run from 12:00-17:00 including a one-hour AGM. Download the full agenda here.

Below is the outline agenda for the event:

Keynote Speech

  • Mayor Andy Burnham (Greater Manchester)


Countdown to Brexit: What will Brexit mean for the north of England?

  • Alison McGovern MP (Wirral South)
  • Theresa Griffin MEP (North West)
  • Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield)
  • Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Women’s Network)


Hostile Environment: Populism, immigration and the future of social cohesion

  • Afzal Khan MP (shadow immigration minister, Manchester Gorton)
  • Kate Green MP (chair, Fabian Society & chair, APPG on Migration)
  • Dr Tanja Müller (convenor, Manchester Migration Lab)
  • Saima Alvi (vice-chair, British Muslim Heritage Centre)
  • Ria Bernard (chair, Young Fabians)


Power, People and Places: What next for the devolution agenda?

  • Jim McMahon MP (shadow local government and devolution minister)
  • Lord Roy Kennedy (shadow local government minister)
  • Cllr Bev Craig (executive member for adult services & health, Manchester City Council)
  • Marian Craig (chair, Young Fabian Devolution and Local Government Network)
  • Cllr James Roberts (Liverpool City Council)


Annual General Meeting

  • Chair – Kate Green MP
  • General Secretary – Andrew Harrop
  • Treasurer – David Chaplin


Fabian Question Time

  • Conor McGinn MP (St Helens North)
  • Lucy Powell MP (Manchester Central)
  • Kate Green MP (chair, Fabian Society)
  • Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society)
  • Ria Bernard (chair, Young Fabians)


17:00 | Close and post-conference social nearby


The event is free to attend and includes free admission to the People’s History Museum.

The event is open to everyone to attend, however only Fabian members will be eligible to vote in the AGM.

To book your ticket, click here.

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