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During the last parliament Progress held 66 events, in 35 cities, engaging 3,000 members across the United Kingdom.

We held events in Barrow, Blackpool, Brighton, Bristol, Burton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Grantham, Ipswich, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, Maidstone, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Preston, Reading, Redcar, Rochester, Sheffield, Slough, Sunderland, Swansea, Warwick, Watford and York.

We are only able to organise these events thanks to the support we get though our membership. Help us bring the debate to even more people during this parliament by joining Progress today: prog.rs/join

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Start:
Sep 5, 2015
End:
Sep 5, 2015
Venue:
Aston Students' Union, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ES United Kingdom

Progress West Midlands conference

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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

12.45pm: Break

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

2pm: Close

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Start:
Sep 27, 2015
End:
Sep 27, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Back to basics: How does Labour rebuild relationships with business?

Back to basics: How does Labour rebuild relationships with business? in partnership with BVCA
12.45pm, Sunday 27 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Chris Leslie MP Shadow chancellor of the Exchequer
In conversation with Tim Hames Director general, BVCA

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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Start:
Sep 27, 2015
End:
Sep 27, 2015
Venue:
Kingswest, West Street, Brighton, bn1 2re United Kingdom

Progress Rally

Progress Rally
6pm, Sunday 27 September 2015
Odeon cinema, Kingswest, West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RE

Speakers include:

Mary Creagh MP | Stella Creasy MP | Caroline Flint MP | Vaughan Gething AM | John Hannett | Tristram Hunt MP | Eddie Izzard | Liz Kendall MP | Claire Kober | Ivan Lewis MP | Lucy Powell MP | Emma Reynolds MP | Lucy Rigby | Mandy Telford | Chuka Umunna MP | John Woodcock MP 

Chair: Peter Kyle MP Hove and Portslade

Wheelchair access available.

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Start:
Sep 27, 2015
End:
Sep 27, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Progress reception

Progress reception
8pm, Sunday 27 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Rachel Reeves MP Shadow secretary of state for work and pensions
Huw Evans Director general, Association of British Insurers
Host: John Woodcock MP Chair, Progress

This event is in partnership with the Association of British Insurers

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

All Progress members welcome. Ticket by invitation only. Please email office@progressonline.org.uk to find out more about this event.

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Start:
Sep 28, 2015
End:
Sep 28, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

The earn and learn revolution: How can government best support those in part-time education?

The earn and learn revolution: How can government best support those in part-time higher education? in partnership with Open University
8am, Monday 28 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Tristram Hunt MP Shadow secretary of state for education
Liam Byrne MP Shadow minister for universities, science and skills
Ann Limb Chair, Helena Kennedy Foundation
Chair: Peter Horrocks Vice-chancellor, The Open University

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

This is an invite-only breakfast roundtable. Please email office@progressonline.org.uk for more information.

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Start:
Sep 28, 2015
End:
Sep 28, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Forging their future: What will it mean to be a British young person in 2020?

Forging their future: What will it mean to be a British young person in 2020? in partnership with National Citizen Service
12.45pm, Monday 28 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Anna Turley MP Member, home affairs select committee
Georgia Gould Author, Wasted: How misunderstanding young Britain threatens our future
Owen Jones Columnist, The Guardian
Michael Lynas Chief executive, National Citizen Service
Chair: Rupa Huq MP Ealing Central and Acton

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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Start:
Sep 28, 2015
End:
Sep 28, 2015
Venue:
137 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF United Kingdom

The politics of motherhood: How does public policy shape families and can it do it better?

The politics of motherhood: How does public policy shape families and can it do it better? in partnership with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service
12.45pm, Monday 28 September 2015
Glyndebourne 1, Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, 137 Kings Road, City Centre, Brighton, BN1 2JF

Lucy Powell MP Shadow minister for the Cabinet Office
Jess Phillips MP Member, women and equalities select committee
Ann Furedi Chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Cathy Warwick General secretary, Royal College of Midwives
Chair: Mandy Telford Member, Progress strategy board

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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Start:
Sep 28, 2015
End:
Sep 28, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Dementia care: How do we improve this in an age of austerity?

Dementia care: How do we improve this in an age of austerity? in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society
6pm, Monday 28 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Shadow minister for health (tbc)
Emily Thornberry MP Member, health select committee
Sarah Hayward Leader, London borough of Camden
Jeremy Hughes Chief executive, Alzheimer’s Society
Chair: Richard Angell Director, Progress

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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IPSE Progress logo website
Start:
Sep 28, 2015
End:
Sep 28, 2015
Venue:
137 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF United Kingdom

Dragons den: What can give micro businesses and freelancers the boost they deserve?

Dragons Den: What can give micro businesses and freelancers the boost they deserve? in partnership with The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed
6pm, Monday 28 September 2015
Glyndebourne 1, Holiday Inn Seafront Hotel, 137 Kings Road BN1 2JF

Alison McGovern MP Shadow economic secretary to the Treasury
Peter Kyle MP Member, Business, innovation and skills select committee
Suneeta Johal Head of research, Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed
Chair: Victoria Groulef Member, Progress strategy board

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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Start:
Sep 28, 2015
End:
Sep 28, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Securing our digital future: How can Britain best prepare for this advancing technological age?

Securing our digital future: How can Britain best prepare for the technological age? in partnership with TalkTalk
7.30pm, Monday 28 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Chris Bryant MP Shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport
Catherine Stihler MEP Vice-chair, committee on the internal market and consumer protection, European Parliament
Sally Morgan Member, science and technology committee, House of Lords
Paul Morris Head of government affairs, Vodafone
Iain Wood Public affairs manager, TalkTalk
Chair: Theo Blackwell Member, Progress strategy board

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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Start:
Sep 29, 2015
End:
Sep 29, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Rebalancing Britain: What do cities and regions need to create growth?

Rebalancing Britain: What do cities and regions need to create growth? in partnership with Hitachi Rail Europe
8am, Tuesday 29 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN21 2RT

Lillian Greenwood MP Shadow minister for rail
Jonathan Reynolds MP Shadow minister for energy
Anna Turley MP Redcar
Karen Boswell Managing director, Hitachi Rail Europe
Chair: Julie Elliott MP Shadow minister for energy

Refreshments provided, wheelchair access available.

Invite only. Please email office@progressonline.org.uk for more information.

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Start:
Sep 29, 2015
End:
Sep 29, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Progress Question Time

Progress Question Time
6pm, 29 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

John Woodcock MP Chair, Progress
Cat Smith MP Lancaster and Fleetwood
Roy Rickhuss General secretary, Community Union
Philip Collins Chief leader writer, The Times
Jacqui Smith Former home secretary
Chair: Florence Nosegbe Eshalomi Member, Progress strategy board

Wheelchair access available.

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IPA Progress logo website
Start:
Sep 29, 2015
End:
Sep 29, 2015
Venue:
Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT United Kingdom

Britain left behind: How can we boost productivity to benefit working people?

Britain left behind: How can we boost productivity to benefit working people? in partnership with IPA
7.30pm, Tuesday 29 September 2015
Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RT

Alison McGovern MP Shadow economic secretary to the Treasury
Dave Ward General secretary, Communication Workers’ Union
Adam Marshall Executive director of policy and external affairs, British Chambers of Commerce
Nicola Smith Head of economic and social affairs, Trades Union Congress
Chair: Nita Clarke Director, the IPA

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair access available.

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