Labour Party Conference 2014

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA

Event starts:

The Fabian Society will once again host one of the largest fringes at the Labour Party Conference.

Entitled Labour’s Britain, all events will take place at Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB (unless otherwise stated)


Fringe timetable

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The Fabians will also host a series of invitation-only policy roundtables. For a full list of roundtables click here.

You can register your interest at each event you’re interesting in attending and we’ll let you know about any up to date speaker information and keep you in the loop as we gear up for Manchester.

Sunday 21st September

Labour and the Liberal Democrats: possible partners?
Time: 12.30-13.45 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Angela Eagle MP (Shadow leader of the House of Commons), Emily Thornberry MP (Shadow attorney general), Cllr Kath Pinnock (Liberal Democrats, Kirklees Council), Katie Ghose (Chief executive, Electoral Reform Society – chair)
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In association with: Centre Forum
Fair, green and built to last: rebalancing our economy
13.00-14.30 (Conference Hall)
Chuka Umuna MP (Shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills), Sir George Cox (Chair, Independent Review into Short-termism in British Business),  Maria McCaffery (Chief executive, RenewableUK), Frances O’Grady (General secretary, TUC), Andrew Harrop (General secretary, Fabian Society – chair)
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In association with: TUC
Can Labour deliver on universal childcare?
16.30-18.00 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Lucy Powell MP (Shadow minister for children and childcare), Dalia Ben-Galim (Associate director for families and work, IPPR), Neil Leitch (Chief executive, Pre-school Learning Alliance),  Abigail Wood (Public affairs manager, NCT), Reema Patel (Networks manager, New Local Government Network and councillor, London borough of Barnet- chair)
Organised by: Fabian Women’s Network
Fabian Question Time
18.00-19.30 (Conference Hall)
Yvette Cooper MP (Shadow home secretary), Lord (Maurice) Glasman (Labour peer), Andrew Harrop (General secretary, Fabian Society), Deborah Mattinson  (Founder, BritainThinks), Iain Dale (commentator and broadcaster – chair)
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Together: Health and care after 2015
19.45-21.00 (Conference Hall)
Andy Burnham MP (Shadow secretary of state for health), Jackie Ashley (Columnist, The Guardian), Kate Barker (Chair, King’s Fund Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England),  John Oldham (Chair, Independent Commission on Whole-Person Care), Jeremy Hughes (Chief executive, Alzheimer’s Society – chair)\
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In association with: Alzheimer’s Society
Fighting inequality: poverty, the middle and ‘the one per cent’
19.45-21.00 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Kate Green MP (Shadow minister for disabled people), Rachael Orr (Head of UK Programmes, Oxfam), Howard Reed (Director, Landman Economics), Polly Toynbee (Columnist, The Guardian), Rob Tinker (Researcher, Fabian Society – chair)\
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In association with: Oxfam

Monday 22nd September

Data, democracy and power
08.30-9.30 (Conference Hall)
Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow Cabinet Office minister), Dominic Campbell (Founder, FutureGov), Karin Christiansen (General secretary, Co-operative party), Stephen King (Partner, Omidyar Network)
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In partnership with: Omidyar Network
The chemistry of community: Labour’s agenda for contribution, cohesion and pride of place
8.45-10.00 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Lisa Nandy MP (Shadow minister for civil society), Tracey Paul (Policy Manager, NCS Trust), Jim McMahon (Leader, LGA Labour Group), Ed Wallis (Editorial Director & Senior Research Fellow, Fabian Society)
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In partnership with: NCS Trust
Can One Nation Labour do One Planet Living?
12.30-13.45 (Conference Hall)
Maria Eagle (Shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs), Trevor Hutchings (Director of advocacy, WWF-UK), Richard Wilkinson (author, The Spirit Level and A Convenient Truth), Baroness (Bryony) Worthington (Shadow minister for energy and climate change)\
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In partnership with: WWF
In crisis? Calculating the cost of living
12.30-13.45 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Lisa Nandy MP (Shadow minister for civil society), Jennette Arnold AM (Deputy chair, London Assembly), Beth Knowles (Councillor, Manchester city council), Angela Rayner (Regional convenor, UNISON North West), Abena Oppong-Asare (Deputy leader, Labour group, London borough of Bexley – chair)
Organised by: Fabian Women’s Network
One Nationisms: Young Fabians pamphlet launch
16.00-17.30 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Speakers to be announced
Organised by: Young Fabians
Long-term prosperity: the economic choices for Labour
18.00-19.30 (Conference Hall)
Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow secretary of state for work and pensions), Will Hutton (Principal, Hertford College, University of Oxford), Rebecca McNeill (Head of business lending, Barclays)
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Mental health from day one: can early intervention change lives and society?
18.00-19.30 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Luciana Berger MP (Shadow minister for public health), Lorainne Khan (Associate director, children and young people programme, Centre for Mental Health)
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Organised by: Fabian Women’s Network
Tuesday 23rd September

Supporting Britain’s global economic recovery: what role do legal and professional services have to play?
8.30-9.30 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Ian Murray MP (Shadow minister for trade and investment), Seema Malhotra MP (Chair, parliamentary Labour party business group), Andrew Caplen (President, Law Society of England and Wales)
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In association with: The Law Society
Asda Mumdex and the 2015 general election: what will win the women’s vote?
8.30-9.30 (Manchester Central, Exchange 6-7)
Yvette Cooper MP (Shadow home secretary – invited), Ivana Bartoletti (Chair, Fabian Women’s Network), an ‘Asda mum’, Paul Kelly (external affairs and corporate responsibility director, Asda), Kevin Maguire (Associate editor, Daily Mirror – chair)
Organised by: Asda, Fabian Women’s Network
Spin Alley: debating the leader’s speech
18.00-19.30 (Conference Hall)
Sadiq Khan MP (Shadow secretary of state for justice), Jessica Asato (Chair, Fabian Society and parliamentary candidate for Norwich North), Matthew Elliott (Chief executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance), Marcus Roberts (Deputy general secretary, Fabian Society), Jenni Russell (Columnist, The Times)
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Shaping 21st century public services: consensus, conflict or confusion?
19.45-21.00 (Conference Hall)
Chris Leslie MP (Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury), Jim Bligh (Head of Public Service Reform, CBI), Richard Harries (Deputy director, Reform), Sonia Sodha (Head of Public Services and Consumer Rights, Which?), Andrew Harrop (General secretary, Fabian Society – chair)
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In partnership with: Reform, CBI
Defeating dementia: what will it take to treat dementia and can Britain lead the world?
19.45-21:00 (Lord Mayor’s Parlour)
Debbie Abrahams MP (PPS to Andy Burnham MP), Eric Karran (Director of research, Alzheimer’s Research UK), Martin Knapp (Professor of social policy, London School of Economics)
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In partnership with: Alzheimer’s Research UK

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