Campaign for a Labour Majority events

C4LM logoWith the general election fast approaching, the Labour party must focus its efforts to achieving a majority Labour government. Progress’ events series as part of the Campaign for a Labour Majority will help unertake this task. Please join us around the country as we debate what Labour must do to get rid of this Conservative-Liberal Democrat government in one term.

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Progress annual conference 2014 – Winning a mandate for change
10am-5pm, Saturday 31 May 2014
Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS

Agenda

10.00am – Introduction

Stephen Twigg MP Honorary president, Progress

10.15am – Opening breakout session

Preparing to govern: Can Labour win a mandate for change?
Caroline Flint MP Shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change
Peter Kellner
 President, YouGov
Owen Jones Columnist, the Guardian
Atul Hatwal 
Editor, Labour Uncut
Chair: John Woodcock MP Chair, Progress

11.15am – Morning breakout sessions

More for less: What is Labour’s vision for public services under austerity?
Stewart Wood Shadow minister without portfolio
Nita Clarke Director, IPA
Patrick Diamond Queen Mary University
Sunny Hundal LabourList columnist
Chair: Florence Nosegbe Progress strategy board

Tough choices: How will Labour balance the books?
Chris Leslie MP Shadow chief secretary to the treasury
Claire Kober Leader, Haringey council
Emran Mian Director, Social Market Foundation
John Mills Chairman, John Mills Limited
Cat Hobbs Director, We Own It
Chair: Wes Streeting Parliamentary candidate for Ilford North

Back to Beveridge: What is Labour’s recipe for making work pay?
Frank Field MP Chair, Independent review into poverty and life chances
Graeme Cooke IPPR Research director, IPPR
Robin Wales Mayor, Newham
Sue Marsh LabourList
Chair: Rachel Hodson Progress strategy board

Engines of growth: What is Labour’s vision for Britain’s cities?
Andrew Adonis Chair, Labour party growth review
Alexandra Jones Chief executive, Centre for Cities
Tony Travers Department of government, London School of Economics
Paul Brant Former deputy mayor, Liverpool city council
Chair: Sophy Gardner Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester

Tackling vested interests: How can Labour create an economy that works for working people?
Liam Byrne MP Shadow minister for universities, science and skills
Maurice Glasman London Metropolitan university
Roy Rickhuss General secretary, Community
Kitty Ussher Economist
Chair: Oona King Progress strategy board

12.30pm – Lunch break

1.30pm – Keynote plenary session

Chuka Umunna MP Shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills
In conversation with: Jacqui Smith Former home secretary

2.30pm – Afternoon breakout sessions

Time heals: Can we close the divide on the centre-left?
Maria Eagle MP Shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs
Darren Hughes Deputy chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society and former New Zealand Labour minister
Alison Goldsworthy Deputy chair, Liberal Democrat federal executive
Jeremy Cliffe 
UK politics correspondent, the Economist
Chair: Andrew Pakes Parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South

Blueprint for a majority: What is the Tory plan to win in 2015?
Hilary Benn MP Shadow secretary of state for communities and local government
Deborah Mattinson Founder, BritainThinks
Tim Bale Queen Mary University
Jess Asato Parliamentary candidate for Norwich North
Ryan Shorthouse Director, Bright Blue
Chair: Joan Ryan Parliamentary candidate for Enfield North

Fighting talk: How does Labour combat the populist right?
Alison McGovern MP Shadow minister for international development
David Aaronovitch Columnist, the Times
Anthony Painter Director, Independent Review of the Police Federation
Matthew Goodwin Author, Revolt on the Right
Chair: Vijay Riyait Progress strategy board

All in this together: What is the electoral coalition needed for a Labour victory?
Vernon Coaker MP Shadow secretary of state for defence
Margaret McDonagh Former general secretary, Labour party
Andrew Murray Chief of staff, Unite
Matthew Doyle Communications and strategy consultant
Lewis Baston Senior research fellow, Democratic Audit
Chair: Claire Reynolds Progress strategy board

4.00pm – Progress Question Time

Stella Creasy MP Shadow minister for competition and consumer affairs
Diane Abbott MP 
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Charlie Falconer Former secretary of state for justice and lord chancellor
Phil Collins Columnist, the Times
Chair: Simon Fanshawe Writer and broadcaster

Progress annual conference is the biggest event in the Progress calendar. Our conference brings together Labour members and trade unionists from across the country with senior politicians, union leaders, councillors and political commentators. Always radical and never shying away from the big issues, attendance is a must for anyone who wants to be at the cutting edge of progressive ideas in Britain.

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Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Community
11-12.45pm, 25 April 2014
Community Regional Office, Cargo Fleet Offices, Suite 3, Middlesbrough Road, Middlesbrough, TS6 6XH

Ian Murray MP Shadow business minister for trade and investment
Anna Turley Parliamentary candidate for Redcar
Judith Kirton-Darling European parliamentary candidate for the north-east
John Wright Former chair of the Federation of Small Businesses
Chair: Louise Baldock Parliamentary candidate for Stockton South

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With LGBT Labour
6-7.30pm, 2 April 2014
Committee Room 17, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Gloria De Piero MP Shadow minister for women and equalities
Tom Burke National co-chair, LGBT Labour
Sarah Garrett Managing director, Square Peg Media
Finn McGoldrick LGBT officer, NUS
Chris Oxlade PPC for Crawley
Chair: Natacha Kennedy Trans rights activist

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With SERA
7-8.30pm, 18 March 2014
Friends’ meeting house, Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AF

Caroline Flint MP Shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change
Melanie Smallman National secretary, SERA
Peter Kyle PPC for Hove and Portslade
Lewis Baston Senior research fellow, Democratic Audit
Chair: Purna Sen PPC Brighton Pavillion

Progress political weekend 2014
Workshops and seminars looking at how Labour can win a working majority in 2015
15-16 March 2014, Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham

Speakers included:

Andrew Adonis Chair, Progress
Jon Cruddas MP Coordinator of Labour’s policy review
Caroline Flint MP Shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change
Stella Creasy MP Shadow competition and consumer affairs minister
Steve Reed MP Shadow home office minister
Spencer Livermore Labour party general election campaign director

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Labour Movement for Europe
6-7:30pm, Tuesday 4 March 2014
Committee Room 16, House of Commons

Gareth Thomas MP Shadow minister for Europe
Sarah Jones PPC for Croydon Central
David Schoibl Chair, Labour Movement for Europe
Will Tanner Vice chair, Business for New Europe
Chair: Farah Nazeer Labour MEP candidate, south-east region

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Christians on the Left
7-8:30pm, Thursday 6 March 2014
Holt Suite, Devonshire House Hotel, Edge Lane, Liverpool, L7 9LD

Stephen Timms MP Shadow minister for work and pensions
Rob Carr Communications manager, Christians on the Left
Nick Bent PPC for Warrington South
Jane Corbett Cabinet member for education and children’s services, Liverpool City Council
Chair: Cat Smith PPC for Lancaster & Fleetwood

Campaign for a Labour Majority: Is Labour right on immigration?
6-7.30pm, 12 February 2014
Committee room 9, House of Commons

David Hanson MP Shadow immigration minister
Diane Abbott MP Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Jonathan Portes Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Nick Pecorelli Associate director, The Campaign Company
Zoe Tyndall Research lead, BritainThinks
Chair: Polly Billington PPC for Thurrock

You can listen to a recording of the event:

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? Roundtable with Labour Friends of Sure Start
2-3pm, 11 February 2014
Committee room 13, House of Commons

Lucy Powell MP Shadow minister for childcare and children
Michael Pavey Labour Friends of Sure Start
Jess Asato PPC for Norwich North
Chair: Ruth Cadbury PPC for Brentford & Isleworth

You can listen to a recording of the event:

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With the Labour Finance and Industry Group
7-8:30pm, 10 February 2014
Room number 29, 7th Floor, UBS, 1 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PP

Chris Leslie MP Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury
Will Martindale PPC for Battersea
David Offenbach Chair, Labour Finance and Industry Group
Karen Landles MEP candidate, South East region
Chair: Emily Benn Council candidate in Croydon

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Usdaw
7-8:30pm, Friday 7 February 2014
Holt Suite, Devonshire House Hotel, Edge Lane, Liverpool, L7 9LD

Tristram Hunt Shadow secretary of state for education
John Hannett General secretary, Usdaw
Julia Tickridge PPC for Weaver Vale
Frank Hont The Liverpool Fairness Commission
Chair: Luciana Berger MP Shadow minister for public health

You can listen to a recording of the event:

Strategies to win: How does Labour secure a majority in 2015? With Labour Uncut and the Fabian Society
6-7.30pm, Monday 3 February 2014
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons

Atul Hatwal Editor, Labour Uncut
Peter Kellner President, YouGov
Marcus Roberts Deputy general secretary, the Fabian Society
Polly Toynbee Columnist, the Guardian
Chair: Siobhain McDonagh MP Member, education select committee

You can listen to a recording of the event:

Third Place First conference 2014
No ‘no-go’ areas in the campaign for a Labour majority
Saturday 25 January 2014, Watford

Keynote speakers:
Harriet Harman Deputy leader, Labour party
Caroline Flint MP Shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change and shadow cabinet lead for the south-east
Maria Eagle MP Shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs
Darren Jones PPC for Bristol North West
Matthew Turmaine PPC for Watford
Daniel Zeichner PPC for Cambridge
Patrick Diamond Vice-chair, Policy Network
Keith Dibble Chair, Third Place First network
Zoe Tyndall Research lead, Britain Thinks

What’s the voters’ message for Labour? Launch of BritainThinks research for Progress
6pm, Tuesday 3 December
Committee Room 17, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Presenters: Deborah Mattinson and Zoe Tyndall, BritainThinks
Stewart Wood Shadow minister without portfolio
Hopi Sen Political journalist and blogger
Chair: Joan Ryan Progress strategy board and PPC for Enfield North

You can listen to a recording of the event:

How can we win a mandate from London in 2015?
6-7.30pm, Monday 25 November
Grand Committee Room (off Westminster Hall), Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA

Diane Abbott MP Former shadow minister for public health and member of parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Andrew Adonis Former secretary of state for transport
Tessa Jowell MP Former minister for the Cabinet Office, and member of parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood
David Lammy MP Former minister for higher education and member of parliament for Tottenham
Chair: Cllr Sarah Hayward Leader, Camden council

How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Chinese for Labour
7-8.30pm, Thursday 21 November
Peterloo Room, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD

Liam Byrne MP Shadow higher education minister
Lucy Powell MP Shadow minister for childcare
Rebecca Blake PPC for Redditch
Sonny Leong Chair, Chinese for Labour
Bonnie Yeung Manchester Chinatown community group
Chair: Cllr Kevin Peel Manchester city council

How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Jewish Labour Movement
7pm, Tuesday 12 November
North Western Reform Synagogue, Alyth Gardens, Finchley Road, London, NW11 7EN

Barry Gardiner MP Shadow minister for the environment and fisheries
Sarah Sackman PPC for Finchley and Golders Green
Neil Nerva Jewish Labour Movement
Lewis Baston Writer and consultant on politics, elections, history and corruption
Chair: Andrew Dismore Member, London assembly

How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? In Leicester
12.30-1.30pm, Saturday 2 November
Tea Room, Leicester Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 9BG

Liz Kendall MP Shadow minister for care and older people
Cllr Carol Dean PPC for Tamworth
Cllr Rory Palmer Deputy mayor, Leicester city council, and Labour MEP candidate
Steve Van Riel Former director of policy and research, Labour party
Chair: Cllr Vijay Riyait Progress strategy board

How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? At Labour party north west conference
12pm, Saturday 2 November
Imperial 3, Imperial Hotel, North Parade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 2HB

Ivan Lewis MP Shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland
Alison McGovern MP Shadow minister for international development
Lewis Baston Writer and consultant on politics, elections, history and corruption
Will Straw PPC for Rossendale and Darwen
Chair: Julia Tickridge PPC for Weaver Vale

How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Labour Party Irish Society
7pm, Tuesday 29 October
McNamara Suite, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB

Ivan Lewis Shadow Northern Ireland secretary
Neil Coyle PPC for Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Bobby Duffy Managing director, IpsosMORI Social Research Institute
Margaret McDonagh LPIS and former general secretary of the Labour party
Chair: Joan Ryan Progress strategy board and PPC for Enfield North

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