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Progress political weekend 2016

March 12, 2016 @ 12:45 am - March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Progress Political Weekend 2016
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Progress political weekend 2016
Saturday 12-Sunday 13 March 2016
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

Join us to debate the future of the Labour party and the renewal of the centre-left at Progress political weekend 2016.  If you are a member email Anna Phillips who can provide further details about how to get your ticket.

There are 30 bursaries available to Progress members, at least half of which will be reserved for women.



Opening speech and welcome
Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress


The future of Labour’s centre-left: Where do we go next?
Vernon Coaker MP Shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland
Liz Kendall MP Member, communities and local government select committee
John Spellar MP Member, defence select committee
Claire Kober Leader, London borough of Haringey
Chair: Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress

– Speech-writing
– Labour history
– How to talk about Europe
– Campaigning with social media


Learning from losing: BritainThinks report presentation
Presentation: Ben Shimshon Founding director, BritainThinks
Reply: Spencer Livermore 2015 Labour party general election campaign director
Reply: Victoria Groulef Former parliamentary candidate, Reading West
Chair: Stephen Bush Editor, The Staggers

Kindly hosted by BVCA

Speaker: Wes Streeting MP Ilford North 


Challenges for the next 12 months: Where do we want to be at the government’s midterm?
Angela Smith MP Member, environment, food and rural affairs select committee
John Woodcock MP Chair, parliamentary Labour party defence committee
Chair: Richard Young Director, BVCA Manchester


– Speech-writing
– Labour history
– How to talk about Europe
– Dealing with the media


In not out: How does Labour play its part in keeping Britain in the EU?
Pat McFadden MP Former shadow minister for Europe
Roger Liddle Co-chair, Policy Network
Claire Reynolds Former MEP liaison officer, 10 Downing Street
Chair: Kev Peel National executive member, Labour Movement for Europe

Thanks from Richard Angell Director, Progress

There are 35 bursaries available to Progress members, at least half of which will be reserved for women.

Conditions of booking: Fees for Progress’ political weekend 2016 must be paid by 12pm on Friday 11 March 2016; 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. The 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. Progress political weekend is only open to Progress members. All members of Progress are members of the Labour party. Existing Progress members will recieve priority booking.

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March 12, 2016 @ 12:45 am
March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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Stoke Rochford Hall
Stoke Rochford
Grantham , Lincolnshire NG33 5EJ United Kingdom



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