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Fabian fringe at Labour party conference Liverpool 2018

The Fabian Society will host a number of public and private fringe events from Sunday 23 to Tuesday 25 September.


Party Conference fringe

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Full Programme

Sunday 23 September

Collective Voice: Achieving a better health and social care service

13.00-14.30 | Lecture theatre | Unions 21

Angela Eagle MP, Gill Walton (Royal College of Midwives), Anita Charlesworth (Health Foundation), Sarah-Leigh Barnett (Royal College of Nursing), Becky Wright (Unions 21)


Future Defence: Building peace and security in a changing world

13.30-15.00 | Events suite | Fabian International Policy Group

Nia Griffith MP (shadow defence secretary), Wayne David MP (shadow defence minister), Dr Lina Khatib (Chatham House), Paul Mason (The Guardian), Cllr Peymana Assad (Fabian IPG)

Progressive Europe: Making social democracy a reality

19.00-20.30 | Lecture theatre | Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Anneliese Dodds MP (shadow treasury minister), Falko Mohrs MP (SPD), Stephen Bush (New Statesman), Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society), Ivana Bartoletti (chair, Fabian Women’s Network)

Monday 24 September

Community Health: Is health localism still the future of primary care?

13.00-14.30 | Lecture theatre | National Pharmacy Association

Julie Cooper MP (shadow community health minister), Ben Bradshaw MP (health select committee), Martin Edobor (GP & Fabian Society exec), Nick Kaye (NPA)

Global Talent: Immigration and skills post Brexit

17.00-18.30 | Lecture theatre | TheCityUK

Yvette Cooper MP (chair, home affairs select committee), Wes Streeting MP (treasury select committee member), Miles Celic (TheCityUK), Margaret Burton (EY), Jason Brock (Fabian Society)

Tuesday 25 September

From Housing to Healthcare: Does Labour have a comprehensive agenda for supporting older people?

13.00-14.00 | Events suite | Hanover Housing & Age UK

Barbara Keeley MP (shadow mental health and social care minister), Melanie Onn MP (shadow housing minister), Clare Tickell (Hanover), Angela Kitching (Age UK), Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Should we Fear Machines?: The opportunities and challenges of technological change for workers

13.30-15.00 | Lecture theatre | Community 

Yvette Cooper MP (chair, workers & technology commission), Liam Byrne MP (shadow digital minister), Alina Dimofte (Google), Paul Nowak (TUC) & Kate Dearden (Community)

Labour Women: Job done or just begun?

17.30-19:00 | Events Suite | Fawcett Society

Dawn Butler MP (shadow women & equalities secretary), Olivia Bailey (Fabian Society), Sam Smethers (Fawcett Society), Sonia Sodha (The Guardian), Cllr Hetty Wood (Liverpool)

Fabian Question Time

18:00-19:30 | Lecture theatre | Fabian Society

Liz Kendall MP, Kate Green MP, Owen Jones (The Guardian), Ayesha Hazarika (former Labour advisor)

The Fabian Party

19:30-late | Dining Room | Lloyds Banking Group

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Private roundtables – by invitation only

Monday 24 September

Tax, Technology and Work: Building a tax system in an era of automation? | PwC

Anneliese Dodds MP (shadow Treasury minister)

Business Taxation for Growth | MTA

Chi Onwurah MP (shadow industrial strategy minister)

The Grey Vote: How can Labour re-earn older people’s trust? | Independent Age

Rachael Maskell MP (shadow transport minister) & Stephen Kinnock MP

Millennials and their Money: Financial services to serve generation rent | ABI

Alison McGovern MP (treasury select committee)

How can investment in arts and culture shape and drive local economic growth? | The City of London Corporation

Kevin Brennan MP (shadow minister for heritage and arts)

Prosperity Beyond Big Cities: Creating thriving local economies | Barclays

Jim McMahon MP (shadow local government, devolution and finance minister)

Tuesday 25 September

The Heart of the Community: Achieving vibrant and successful town centres | Portman Group

Jim McMahon MP (shadow local government, devolution and finance minister)


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