Progress West Midlands conference
10am-2pm, Saturday 5 September 2015
Aston Students Union, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ES
9am: Registration opens
10am: Midlands matters: What should Labour learn from the general election?
Keynote: Tristram Hunt MP Shadow secretary of state for education
Reply: John Woodcock MP Chair, Progress, and shadow minister for skills
Reply: Jess Phillips MP Birmingham Yardley
Reply: Kate Godfrey Former parliamentary candidate, Stafford
Chair: Ruth Smeeth MP Stoke-on-Trent North
11.15am: Break-out sessions
Credibility gap: How can Labour be trusted with the voters’ money?
Liam Byrne MP Shadow minister for universities, science and skills
Mary Wimbury Former parliamentary candidate for Aberconwy
Lewis Baston Political analyst and writer
Chair: Trudie McGuinness Former parliamentary candidate for Staffordshire Moorlands
Power to the cities: Can devolution work for England?
Emma Reynolds MP Shadow secretary of state for communities and local government
Albert Bore Leader, Birmingham city council
Nicola Heaton Former parliamentary candidate for Mid-Derbyshire
Penny Barber Charity sector expert
Chair: Lynnette Kelly Former parliamentary candidate for Warwick and Leamington
1pm: EU-turn if you want to: Should Britain remain in Europe?
Pat McFadden MP Shadow minister for Europe
Gisela Stuart MP Birmingham Edgbaston
Lee Barron Regional secretary, TUC
Chair: Victoria Fowler Former parliamentary candidate for Nuneaton
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