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Progress north-west conference 2014: Winning a mandate for change

June 21, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Progress north-west conference 2014: Winning a mandate for change
Saturday 21 June 2014 | Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Progress is pleased to announce it is holding a north-west conference, taking place in Manchester.

We will be joined by a variety of speakers from across the Labour movement to discuss what Labour needs to do in the run-up to the general election to win a mandate for change.

You can book your place below.


9am – Registration

10am – What are the first year challenges for a Labour government and how does the party overcome them?

Keynote: Andy Burnham MP Shadow secretary of state for health
Bex Bailey Youth and student representative, Labour NEC
Matthew Doyle Former head of press and broadcasting, Labour party
Richard Leese
 Leader, Manchester city council
Chair: Alison McGovern MP Shadow minister for international development

11.15am – Raising all boats: How will a Labour government tackle rising inequality?

Lucy Powell MP Shadow minister for children and childcare
Ruth George Political officer, USDAW
Jim McMahon Leader, Oldham council
Ros McMullen Executive principal, DYCA Academy, and CEO, LEAF Academy Trust
Claire Reynolds Councillor, Tameside council, and member, Progress strategy board
Chair: Kevin Peel Councillor, Manchester city council

1pm-2pm – Progress Question Time

Ivan Lewis MP Shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland
John Woodcock MP Chair, Progress
Ann Black CLP representative, Labour NEC
Rachel Hodson Councillor, Doncaster council
Chair: Arif Ansari Political editor, BBC North West

2pm – Close

3pm – Campaigning for Jeff Smith, Parliamentary candidate for Manchester, Withington, with Unions Together

Meeting point: 19, Burton Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3GD
Contact: Jeff Smith, 07973 404009

The meeting point is easily accessible by tram or bus – both go from very close to the Town Hall:
– By tram: from outside Central Library, a 20-minute tram ride to Burton Road stop on the East Didsbury line, then an eight-minute walk down the road (turn left out of the tram stop!)
– By bus: from Princess Street, a 25-minute bus ride to Withington on a 42 or 43 bus from Princess Street, with a two-minute walk at the other end.
– By car: ten minute drive.

Tickets for Progress north-west conference:

– New member rate: free if you join Progress today! (Join now and you will be emailed the discount code.)
– Member rate: £10.00
– Member switching to direct debit: free. (Join by online direct debit and you will be emailed the discount code.)
– Non-member rate £35.00

Already a member? Sign up a friend to Progress: they get a free ticket to the conference, you get a free, limited edition Progress mug! Just make sure they enter your name as their ‘reason for joining’ on their membership form. Join here.

You can pay online (below) or by cheque, payable to Progress Ltd, sent to Progress, 207 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8XD.

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June 21, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm




Friends’ Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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