Policy Network at the Labour Party Conference

Policy Network at the Labour Party Conference

Policy Network will host a programme of debates at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton from the 22-26 September 2013.

Centre-left parties and governments are applying themselves to the political and intellectual challenges of creating new models of governance and political economy for a post-crisis era. Drawing on our key research themes and our most significant publications this year, Policy Network will use the 2013 Labour Party Conference to examine the priorities for the centre-left and debate where we see the most urgent need for reform and progress in the coming year:

Everyone’s business: Making finance and industry work better for Britain
Date: 23 September 2013
Time: 08:00 – 09:30
Location: Brighton Holiday Inn, Lancing 1

Discussants:
Andrew Adonis, Labour peer, shadow infrastructure minister and leader of the ‘Adonis Growth Review’
Chris Cummings, chief executive, TheCityUK
Sonia Sodha, Head of Public Services and Consumer Rights Policy, Which? and former SME adviser to Ed Miliband
Gregg McClymont, Labour MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East & Shadow Pensions Minister

Policy Network has published over the last 12 months a series of important papers looking at how the financial sector can best encourage and support future industrial growth. Some of these papers will inform this debate. Highlights include: Takeovers and the Public Interest, Legislating for Responsible Capitalism and Regulation and Fairness.

This event is in partnership with TheCityUK.

Better off in a better Europe: How can Labour win an EU referendum?
Date: 23 September 2013
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Location: Brighton Holiday Inn, Lancing 1

Discussants:
Paul Adamson, editor-in-chief, E!Sharp
Arlene McCarthy, Labour member of the European Parliament and vice-chair, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
Richard Corbett, member of the cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council
Chris Leslie, Labour member of Parliament and shadow financial secretary to the Treasury
Roger Liddle, Labour Peer, shadow frontbench spokesperson on Europe in House of Lords and chair, Policy Network
Jan Royall, Labour peer and shadow leader of the House of Lords
Peter Wilding, director, British Influence

Since David Cameron’s EU speech Europe has firmly returned to the agenda. Policy Network has responded with a series publications including: How the elections to the European Parliament can stop Eurosion, Domestic Solutions to the EU Legitimacy Crisis and EU-UK Relations and the Politics of European Integration.

This event is in partnership with British Influence.

Governing from the Left: Economic competence and ‘In the Black Labour’

Date: 24 September 2013
Time: 08:00 – 09:30
Location: Brighton Holiday Inn, Lancing 1

Discussants:
Patrick Diamond, vice chair, Policy Network and former Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street and Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister
Margaret Hodge, Labour member of Parliament and chair of Public Accounts Committee
Paul Johnson, director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Yvonne Roberts, chief leader writer, The Observer
Hopi Sen, commentator and former head of campaigns at the Parliamentary Labour Party
Duncan Weldon, senior policy officer, TUC

How the Labour Party can attain the mantle of economic competence has been a longstanding concern of Policy Network’s. This theme has been thoroughly explored in publications such as: Southern Discomfort and In the Black Labour.

This event is in partnership with Renewal.

After the German elections: What future for European Social Democracy?
Date: 24 September 2013
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Brighton Holiday Inn, Lancing 1

Discussants:
Thorben Albrecht, head of Strategy and Policy Department for Germany’s Social Democratic Party
David Blunkett, Labour member of Parliament and former Home Secretary
Martin Kettle, associate editor, The Guardian
Katrine Kielos, columnist, Aftonbladet
Emma Reynolds, Labour member of Parliament and shadow Europe Minister
Ernst Stetter, Secretary General, FEPS
Ulrich Storck, director, Friedrich Ebert Foundation London

This interactive debate will draw on Policy Network’s latest comprehensive volume on Progressive Politics after the Crash: Governing from the Left and our recent book Left without a Future? Social Justice in Anxious Times.

This event is in partnership with FEPS and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Responding to populism: Contact democracy and the party of the future

Date: 25 September 2013
Time: 07:45 – 09:00
Location: Brighton Holiday Inn, Lancing 1

Discussants:
Rowenna Davis, commentator, Labour councillor and PPC, Southampton Itchen
Mike Kane, acting chief executive, Movement for Change
Guillaume Liegey, former national field director, François Hollande 2012 Campaign
Anthony Painter, writer and commentator, author of Democratic Stress, the Populist Signal and Extremist Threat
Lee Sheriff, Labour councillor and PPC, Carlisle

At a time when populist parties are seriously challenging the political mainstream, this discussion will draw on the joint Policy Network/Barrow Cadbury Trust publication Democratic stress, the populist signal and extremist threat for an important public debate.

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