10am-5pm, Saturday 24 June 2017
TUC Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS
Progress annual conference is the biggest event in the Progress calendar. Our conference brings together Labour members and trade unionists from across the country with senior politicians, union leaders, councillors and political commentators. Always radical and never shying away from the big issues, attendance is a must for anyone who wants to be at the cutting edge of progressive ideas in Britain.
10:15am: Lots done, lots to be done: How do we bring this Tory govt to an end?
Diane Abbott MP Shadow home secretary
Caroline Flint MP Don Valley
Peter Kellner Former president, YouGov
Peter Kyle MP Hove
Chair: Ayesha Hazarika Broadcaster and comedian
11:15am: Breakout sessions
Winning Tory votes: What worked best and why?
Ruth Cadbury MP Brentford and Isleworth
Barry Langford Professor, Royal Holloway University
Mike Katz Former parliamentary candidate, Hendon
Chair: Joanne Harding Progress strategy board member
Building on the manifesto: How do we refine Labour’s offer to win power?
Richard Angell Director, Progress
Clare Coghill Leader, Waltham Forest council
Rupa Huq MP Ealing Central and Acton
Alan Lockey Head of the modern economy programme, Demos
Chair: Allen Simpson Progress strategy board member
Winning back the working class: How does Labour reconnect with its core vote?
Liam Byrne MP Hodge Hill
Fiona Colley Cabinet member for finance, Southwark council
Kelvin Hopkins MP Luton North
John Mann MP Bassetlaw
Chair: Mary Wimbury Progress strategy board member
Understanding the 2017 coalition: One-of-a-kind or a new kind of politics?
Stephen Bush Special correspondent, New Statesman
Caroline Flint MP Don Valley
Paul Hilder Co-founder, Crowdpac
Robin Wales Mayor, Newham
Chair: Christabel Cooper Progress strategy board member
12:30pm Break for lunch
1:30pm: Keynote speech
Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress
Introduced by: Conor Pope Deputy editor, Progress
2:30pm: Breakout sessions
Brexit negotiations: Is the customs union or single market back on the table?
Andrew Adonis Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission
Barry Gardiner Shadow secretary of state for international development
Mary Honeyball MEP London
Darren Jones MP Bristol North West
Chair: Peter Edwards Editor, LabourList
Stopping a rightward shift: How does Labour defeat the politics that delivered Brexit?
Polly Billington Former PPC, Thurrock
Seb Dance MEP London
Maurice Glasman Founder, Blue Labour
Stephen Kinnock Abervon
Chair: Emma Bean Staff-writer, LabourList
Power to the workers: Without the social chapter what protections will employees have?
Nita Clarke Director, IPA
Paul Nowak Deputy general secretary, TUC
John Park Assistant general secretary, Community
Chair: Ivana Bartoletti Chair, Fabian Women’s Network
4pm: Progress Question Time
Philip Collins Journalist, The Times
Liz Kendall MP Leicester West
Paul Mason Broadcaster
Wes Streeting MP Ilford North
Emily Thornberry MP Shadow foreign secretary
Chair: Richard Angell Director, Progress
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