Past Events

The Purple Book: Should we leave the big state behind? (Leicester)

Oct 13, 2011

With the launch of The Purple Book, Progress are going round the country to debate the ideas it contains. These events will give local members a chance to hear from authors of The Purple Book about their chapter and discuss the wider theme of the book, redistributing power. In particular, the event will explore, whether or not Labour should get back in …

Print Friendly
Read more

The Purple Book: Does Labour’s view of the state need change?

Oct 11, 2011

Progress’ latest project, The Purple Book, seeks to reconnent Labour with its ‘decentralising tradition’ while looking to future policies and asks how can we ‘redistribute power’? Chapter authors in The Purple Book look at how Labour creates stronger public services. This event asks, ‘does Labour’s view of the state need change?’ Join Progress at 6pm on 11 October 2011 in the Wilson Room, …

Print Friendly
Read more

Green to Red: How can Labour stop the Greens spreading?

Sep 28, 2011

This seminar will examine the growth in the green vote in certain areas, most notably in local government, that culminated in the election of the United Kingdom’s first Green party member of Parliament at last year’s general election. Talking to those with firsthand knowledge of their rise, we ask what circumstances enable the green vote …

Print Friendly
Read more

Pluralising Politics: Are progressive alliances the key to Labour’s future?

Sep 28, 2011

This seminar will look at the cultural changes needed to ensure the Labour party changes in a way that best aids progressive politics succeeding in the UK and return a Labour government at the earliest opportunity. Speakers: Peter Hain MP, chair, Refounding Labour Billy Hayes, general secretary, CWU Liz Kendall MP Neal Lawson, chair, Compass …

Print Friendly
Read more

Prime Time: How can primaries refresh our party?

Sep 27, 2011

As Labour seeks to rebuild a winning progressive coalition, this seminar will ask whether the introduction of primaries, involving pre-registered supporters for parliamentary and mayoral selections, can help to engage a wider group of the public in its activities and put local parties in a better position to fight come the general election? Speakers: David …

Print Friendly
Read more

Progress Question Time

Sep 27, 2011

As in previous years, Progress asks the audience to set the agenda at our conference ‘Question Time’, taking questions from the public on the issues they want to discuss. Speakers: Jim Murphy MP, shadow secretary of state for defence Maria Eagle MP, shadow secretary of state for transport Jonathan Reynolds MP, vice chair, Progress Mary …

Print Friendly
Read more