Summer Conference 2010: Next Left

School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Event starts:

The First Post-Election Conference

The Fabians were delighted to host the first big political event after the election, which looked at where Labour and the broader progressive movement go from here. Ed Miliband MP used the event to announce his candidacy for leadership of the Labour Party.

The Agenda

11.00-11.45: Keynote Speech with Ed Miliband MP

After announcing his leadership bid, Ed Miliband MP talked to Steve Richards about Labour’s performance at the polls and the future of the party.

• Ed Miliband MP

• Chair: Steve Richards (Chief Political Correspondent, The Independent)

12.00 -12.45: Why did Labour lose? Lessons from the election

• Deborah Mattinson (Pollster)

• Sunder Katwala (General Secretary, Fabian Society)

• Kerry McCarthy MP

• Sadiq Khan MP

• Chair: Gaby Hinsliff (Former political editor of The Observer)

13.45 -14.30: Next Left – building a new movement

• Ellie Gellard (Blogger, The Stilettoed Socialist)

• Michael Jacobs (Former Special Advisor, No.10)

• Clifford Singer (Creator of MyDavidCameron & The Other Taxpayer’s Alliance)

• Mark Pack (Co-Editor, Liberal Democrat Voice)

• Chair: Ellie Levenson (Journalist & Author, The Noughtie Girl’s Guide to Feminism)

14.45-15.30: Question Time

• John Denham MP

• Chuka Umunna MP

• Dr Evan Harris (former Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon)

• Ben Brandzel (online campaigner for Obama)

• Jonathan Isaby (co-editor, ConservativeHome)

• Chair: Mary Riddell (Columnist, The Daily Telegraph)

This event was kindly sponsored by FEPS.