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Today’s the day – voting has finally opened in the Progress strategy board elections.

If you are a member of Progress and you are on our current membership rate you will have received an email from the Electoral Reform Society today with the title Progress Strategy Board Elections 2018.

Voting is open from now until the 22 November. You can find all of the candidates standing here, and if you’ve not received your vote but think you should have send us an email on and we’ll sort it out!

The other exciting thing that’s happening at Progress this week is our event tomorrow night – an ‘In conversation …’ with the former Home secretary Jacqui Smith, hosted by the veteran Labour MP Margaret Beckett. It promises to be a special night with two of Labour’s greatest living female politicians, so make sure you sign up for your free ticket here. There are more details further down this email.

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In conversation with… Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith was the MP for Redditch between 1997 and 2010 and 2007 she became the first woman home secretary. Since leaving parliament Jacqui has become a best selling author, TV and radio commentator and host of an award winning podcast. This is the latest in our series of in conversation events where we bring together interesting people from across the labour movement to discuss their roles and ideas for the future of the centre-left and the country.

Wednesday 24 October
Committee room 17
Houses of Parliament

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