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Progress political weekend 2014

March 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am - March 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Workshops and seminars looking at how Labour can win a working majority in 2015

15-16 March 2014
Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham

All tickets include meals and accommodation
£175 per person for Progress members
£300 for couples’ tickets
£90 for day tickets

Progress political weekend focuses on the challenge of building a working Labour majority in 2015 and the choices a Labour government would face in 2015.

Drawing on the debates launched by The Campaign for a Labour Majority, it will be a weekend of discussion on how Labour  can win a majority in 2015 and prepare the ground for a progressive and radical government. There will be two days of workshops and events with fellow activists, senior Labour figures and campaigning experts, with an evening drinks reception and dinner.



12.00 LUNCH

12.45 WELCOME SPEECH: Andrew Adonis Chair, Progress

13.15 OPENING PLENARY: Building a majority Britain: How do we win in 2015? (Storify)

Spencer Livermore Labour party general election campaign director
To reply: Zoe Tyndall BritainThinks
Sally Keeble PPC for Northampton North (Article)
Patrick Diamond Queen Mary University (Article)
Chair: Andrew Adonis Chair, Progress









14.30 BREAK


Writing a speech Asher Dresner Former speechwriter for Ed Miliband
How to get selected Richard Angell Deputy director, and Felicity Slater Membership and stakeholders officer, Progress
Dealing with the media Lisa Tremble and Hannah Pawlby Former press SPADs to Labour cabinet members
Labour history lecture Luke Akehurst Councillor, Hackney

16.30 BREAK

17.00 PLENARY: Changemakers: How do we transform our communities? (Storify)
Stella Creasy MP
Shadow minister for competition and consumer affairs
Steve Reed Shadow minister for crime prevention
Introduced by: Bex BaileyArticle NEC youth rep ()

18.30 BREAK

19.30 RECEPTION: Kindly supported by the BVCA

20.30 DINNER




 Writing a speech Asher Dresner Former speechwriter for Ed Miliband
 How to get selected Richard Angell Deputy director, and Felicity Slater Membership and stakeholders officer, Progress
 Dealing with the media Lisa Tremble and Hannah Pawlby Former press SPADs to Labour cabinet members
 Labour history lecture Luke Akehurst Councillor, Hackney

10.30 PLENARY: Winning a majority for change: What is Labour’s policy offer? (Storify)
Jon Cruddas Coordinator of Labour’s policy review
In conversation with: Jeremy Cliffe UK politics correspondent, The Economist

Review – James Gill












11.45 BREAK

12.00 CLOSING PLENARY: Road map to power: What are the challenges for the next 12 months? (Storify)
Caroline Flint
Shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change (Full speech)
Chair: Simon Burns Public affairs manager, BVCA

Caroline Flint Progress political weekend 2014











12.55 Vote of thanks
Richard Angell
Deputy director, Progress

13.00 CLOSE

Conditions of booking: Fees for Progress’  political weekend 2014 must be paid by 12pm on Friday 14 March 2014; if payment is not received by this date Progress cannot guarantee your place at the weekend. We cannot be held responsible for the non-arrival of information regarding the event. We regret that no refunds can be made after Friday 28 February. Refunds cannot be given for a failure to attend the conference. This booking form constitutes a legally binding agreement. Progress reserves the right to change the schedule, the venue, or the speakers, and reserves the right to decline booking applications. No refunds will be provided by Progress in the event of cancellation due to reasons beyond our control.

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March 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am
March 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
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Stoke Rochford Hall
Stoke Rochford
Grantham , Lincolnshire NG33 5EJ United Kingdom
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