New Year Conference 2015

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

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The People’s Party: 2015 and beyond

Fabian New Year Conference 2015 will take place on Saturday 17 January, 9.30am (registration)-5pm, at the Institute of Education.

We are delighted to announce that Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour party, will be our keynote speaker at this year’s conference.

Kick off the general election year at our New Year Conference. In a series of speeches, plenaries and breakout sessions, politicians, experts and commentators from across the Labour movement and beyond will discuss Labour’s policy offer going in to the election and priorities for a future government.

Confirmed speakers

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Ed Miliband MP (leader, Labour party), Tristram Hunt MP (shadow secretary of state for education), Sadiq Khan MP (shadow secretary of state for justice), Andrew Adonis (shadow minister for infrastructure and Labour peer), Liz Kendall MP (shadow minister for care and older people), Roger Liddle (shadow minister for foreign affairs and Labour peer),  Seema Malhotra MP (shadow minister for preventing violence against women and girls, and chair, Fabian Society), Stephen Twigg MP (shadow minister for political and constitutional reform), Margaret Hodge MP (chair, public accounts committee), John Woodcock MP (chair, Progress), Sarah Boyack MSP (shadow cabinet member for rural affairs, food and the environment), Theresa Griffin MEP (north-west region), Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Women’s Network), Fran Bennett (senior research and teaching fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University), Ria Bernard (chair, London Young Labour), Richard Brooks (former director of strategy, Ofsted), Kim Catcheside (former education correspondent, BBC), Nita Clarke (director, IPA), Ellie Cumbo (committee member, Fabian Women’s Network), Janet Daley (columnist, Daily Telegraph) Patrick Diamond (lecturer, Queen Mary University of London), George Eaton (political editor, New Statesman), Alice Evans (director, Systems Change, Lankelly Chase), Mark Ferguson (editor, LabourList), Clare Gerada (former chair, Royal College of General Practitioners), Matthew Goodwin (author, Revolt on the Right), Andrew Harrop (general secretary, Fabian Society), Sarah Hayward (leader, Camden council), Catherine Howarth (CEO, ShareAction), Darren Hughes (deputy chief executive, Electoral Reform Society), Liz Hutchins (head of politics, Friends of the Earth), Sara Hyde (committee member, Fabian Women’s Network), Kenny Imafidon (political commentator and author, The Kenny Reports), Michael Izza (chief executive, ICAEW), Michael Jacobs (senior adviser on international climate change policy, IDDRI), Paulina Jakubec (secretary, Young Fabians), Owen Jones (columnist, the Guardian), Naushabah Khan (parliamentary candidate, Rochester and Strood), Shappi Khorsandi (comedian), Mark Leonard (director, European Council on Foreign Relations), Sue Marsh (disability rights campaigner and blogger), Jim McMahon (leader, LGA Labour group), Ros McMullen (CEO, LEAF Academy Trust), Estelle Morris (Labour peer and former secretary of state for education), Frances O’Grady (general secretary, TUC), Beatrice Orchard (public affairs officer, St Mungo’s Broadway), Howard Reed (director, Landman Economics), Mary Riddell (colunnist, Daily Telegraph), Patrick Roach (deputy general secretary, NASUWT), Marcus Roberts (deputy general secretary, Fabian Society), Shama Tatler (councillor, Brent council), Rebecca Simon (co-chair, Labour Women in Business Network), Ania Skrzypek (senior research fellow, Foundation for European Progressive Studies), Polly Toynbee (columnist, the Guardian), Ed Wallis (senior research fellow and editorial director, Fabian Society), Helen Whitehouse (voice of a generation, Daily Mirror), Bryony Worthington (shadow minister for energy and climate change, and Labour peer), Ros Wynne-Jones (columnist, Daily Mirror).

More to be announced.


Concession tickets will be available for those who are retired, unemployed, registered disabled, full-time students or under 21.

Non-Members £40
Members £30
Member (Concessions) £20

Six months free if you join today…

If you are not already a member of the Fabian Society you can buy a New Year Conference ticket for £30 (£20 concessions) and get 6 months free membership.

Click here to go to our secure direct debit site and purchase your ticket

By taking up the New Year Conference 2015 offer, you agree to join the Fabian Society. After a one off payment of £30 (£20 reduced rate) monthly subscription payments of £3.50 (£1.75 reduced rate) will begin after 6 months. The reduced price is available to people who are unwaged (students, unemployed, retired).

This Conference is jointly organised by the Fabian Society and Foundation for European Progressive Studies

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