Fabian Society New Year conference 2017

Friend's House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Event starts:

Saturday 14 January 2017, 10am-5pm | Friends House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

The Left in Britain, Britain in the World

A new prime minister, a new president, a new relationship with Europe… and a divided Labour party. After a tumultuous 2016, our January conference looked ahead to a critical year for the UK and asks where next for Britain, and where next for the British left? The morning focused on the big challenges facing the left: what we believe, who we speak to, and how we win. The afternoon sessions examined the global dilemmas we face: populism, globalisation and the age of Brexit and Trump. The conference featured keynote speeches, panel debates and interactive delegate discussions.

Keynote speaker: Jeremy Corbyn MP


Jon Ashworth MP (Leicester South, shadow health secretary), Dawn Butler MP (Brent Central, shadow minister for diverse communities), Nia Griffith MP (Llanelli, shadow defence secretary), Keir Starmer MP (Holborn & St Pancras, shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union), Emily Thornberry MP (Islington South, shadow foreign secretary), Rushanara Ali MP (Bethnal Green & Bow), Stella Creasy MP (Walthamstow), Wayne David MP (Caerphilly), Maria Eagle MP (Garston & Halewood), Caroline Flint MP (Don Valley), Kate Green MP (Stretford & Urmston & Fabian Society chair), Margaret Hodge MP (Barking & Dagenham), Stephen Kinnock MP (Aberavon), Alison McGovern MP (Wirral South), Bridget Phillipson MP (Houghton & Sunderland South), Emma Reynolds MP (Wolverhampton North East), Catherine West MP (Hornsey & Wood Green), Seb Dance MEP (London region), Luke Akehurst (secretary, Labour First), Richard Angell (director, Progress), Jonathan Bartley (co-leader, Green party), Stephen Bush (special correspondent, New Statesman), Claire Fox (director, Institute of Ideas), Katie Ghose (chief executive, Electoral Reform Society), Stephany Griffith-Jones (economist), Jan Halper-Hayes (consultant, Trump transition team), Bill Hayton (associate fellow, Chatham House), Ayesha Hazarika (former Labour special advisor), Gerald Holtham (former director, IPPR) Ruth Hunt (chief executive, Stonewall), Paul Hunter (head of research, Smith Institute), Athar Hussain (director of Asia Research Centre, LSE), Owen Jones (columnist, Guardian), Eric Kaufman (professor of politics, Birkbeck College), Neal Lawson (chair, Compass), Helen Lewis (deputy editor, New Statesman), Hywel Lloyd (co-founder, Labour Coast and Country), Paul Mason (writer & broadcaster), Deborah Mattinson (founder, Britain Thinks), Ellie Mae O’Hagan (freelance journalist), Reema Patel (secretary, Diversity Labour), Trevor Phillips (former chair, Equality & Human Rights Commission), Vicky Pryce (economist), Elizabeth Quintana (senior research fellow, RUSI), Marcus Roberts (Labour strategist & commentator), Ania Skrzypek (senior research fellow, FEPS), Ernst Stetter (secretary general, FEPS), Jo Swinson (former LibDem MP), Leslie Vinjamuri (Chatham House & SOAS) and many more to be announced