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Britain 2015: is there a new centre ground and how does Labour capture it? In Rochester

Start:
Mar 22, 2012
End:
Mar 22, 2012
Venue:
146 High Street, Array
Rochester, ME1 1ER United Kingdom

This event is part of our regional series which is  based on the ‘new centre-ground’ theme that has been developed by Ed Miliband. This follows the launch in January of a Progress and Centre for American Progress pamphlet, authored by Liam Byrne MP, looking at different aspects of ‘the new centre-ground’ and the policies progressives around the world will need to develop in order to win reelection.

Our events will focus on some of the policy themes which are believed to constitute the new centre-ground. These are a new fiscal realism by paying down the deficit and getting people into work; a new economy creating good growth that combines both the market and smart governance; a new welfare state that drives the rate of employment; an aim to draw not just on the wealth of nations but the ‘hidden wealth of nations’; and, finally, to make taxpayers money go as far as possible in tough times.

We will be in Cambridge on the 22 March between 6:30- 8pm at Rochester Coffee Company, 146 High Street ME1 1ER and it would be great if you could join us.

Speakers:

Rt hon Liam Byrne MP – shadow secretary of state for the department of work and pensions

Rt hon Ben Bradshaw MP – former secretary of state for culture, media and sport

Anna Turley – Editor Proglog

Ellie Reeves (chair) – NEC member

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