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Progress Annual Conference 2018

May 5, 2018

Progress annual conference is the biggest event in the Progress calendar. This year’s conference brought together Labour members from across the country with senior politicians, union leaders, councillors and political commentators.

Alongside our keynote speaker Alastair Campbell, we were joined by Diane Abbott, Ben Bradshaw MP, Stephen Bush, Cllr Clare Coghill, Manuel Cortes, Stella Creasy MP, Seb Dance MEP, Liz Kendall MP, Roger Liddle, Alison McGovern MP, Marlon Solomon, Wes Streeting MP and many more.

Welcome – The final countdown: a year to shape Brexit

Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress

Keynote speech

Alastair Campbell, journalist and campaigner

Progressive Britain podcast LIVE: what’s it like to be a Labour activist with John O’Farrell 

The way forward: what next for Labour? 

Wes Stressing MP Ilford North
Cllr Clare Coghill Leader, Waltham Forest
Stephen Bush Special correspondent, New Statesman
Ellie Mae O’Hagan Freelance journalist
Chair: Richard Angell Director, Progress

Town hall to Whitehall: Is national Labour learning from local politics?

Cllr Tom Beattie Leader, Corby
Cllr Khevyn Limbajee Cabinet member for housing, Waltham Forest
Cllr Joanne Harding, Trafford
Adam Langleben former councillor, Barnet and JLM activist
Lewis Baston political analyst and writer
Chair: Marian Craig Member, Progress strategy board

Progress Question Time 

Diane Abbott MP Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Liz Kendall MP Leicester West
Mary Creagh MP Wakefield
Angela Eagle MP Wallasey
Cllr Georgia Gould Leader, Camden
Chair: Ayesha Hazarika commentator and comedian

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