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Progress political weekend 2017

Apr 1, 2017
Apr 2, 2017
Stoke Rochford
Grantham , Lincolnshire NG33 5EJ United Kingdom

Join us to debate the future of the Labour party and the renewal of centre-left Labour politics

1-2 April 2017
Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham

Each year Progress organises a political weekend full of workshops, seminars and plenaries with Labour’s front bench and leading progressive thinkers. Held at the NUT’s Stoke Rochford Hall, the event has become a regular feature in the Labour political calendar.

This year we are pleased to announce that our speakers include: Harriet Harman MPJess Phillips MP, Alison McGovern MP, Chris Leslie MP,  Peter Kyle MP, Caroline Flint MP and Mary Creagh MP.

Spaces are very limited, Progress members can apply for a ticket here.

£175 per person for Progress members

£300 for couples’ tickets

£90 for day tickets

All tickets include meals and accommodation.



12pm LUNCH 

12.45pm WELCOME: Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress

1.00pm OPENING PLENARY: Don’t give up: What is the way forward for the centre-left?


Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress

Chris Leslie MP Nottingham East

Mary Creagh MP Wakefield

Peter John Leader, Southwark council

Patrick Diamond Co-chair, Policy Network

Chair: Mary Wimbury Progress strategy board member


2.30pm BREAK



– Labour history

– Organising to win
– Running a selection campaign
– Media


4.15pm BREAK


5.00pm PLENARY: Party of equality: Has Labour lost its way?


Harriet Harman MP in conversation with Alison McGovern MP


6.30pm BREAK


7:30PM RECEPTION Kindly supported by BVCA

8.30pm DINNER

Speaker: Jess Phillips MP Birmingham Yardley




From 7.30am BREAKFAST


9.30am PLENARY: Looking back to go forward: How can modernisers save Labour?


Peter Kyle MP in conversation with Peter Mandelson




– Labour history

– Organising to win

– Running a selection campaign


12pm BREAK


12.15pm PLENARY: Policy 2020: Ideas for Labour?


Caroline Flint MP Don Valley

Jonathan Reynolds MP Shadow city minister

Rory Palmer Deputy mayor, Leicester

Olivia Bailey Research director, Fabian Society

Chair: Chris Elphick BVCA



THANKS: Richard Angell Director, Progress



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