Party Conferences 2017

Sunday 24 September 2017 Incomes and Inequality


Sunday 24 17.30-19.00

Hilton Brighton Metropole, Hall 7 – Tweed

The big economy debate: austerity and living standards

Lisa Nandy MP

Ed Miliband MP

Polly Toynbee, The Guardian

Paul Johnson, The IFS

Torsten Bell (chair)


Tuesday 26 12.30-13.30

Hilton Brighton Metropole, Lancaster

How can Labour boost living standards across Britain’s cities?

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

Shabana Mahmood MP

Cllr Judith Blake, Leeds City Council

Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News

Torsten Bell, Resolution Foundation (chair)


Tuesday 26 17.30-19.00

Hilton Brighton Metropole, Durham Gallery

Labour: the worker’s party?

Lucy Powell MP

Frances O’Grady, The TUC

Kevin Maguire, The Mirror

Deborah Mattinson, Britain Thinks

Torsten Bell, Resolution Foundation (chair)



Sunday 1st October 12.45-14.00

Manchester Central, Exchange 1

How do the Conservatives boost living standards before the next election?

Vicky Ford MP

Matthew Parris, The Times

Ben Page, Ipsos MORI

David Willetts, Resolution Foundation (chair)


Monday 2nd October 12.45-14.00

Manchester Central, Exchange 2-3

Conservative Britain: over 65’s only?

George Freeman MP

Iain Martin, The Times

Ben Page, Ipsos MORI

Kate Maltby, critic and commentator

David Willetts, Resolution Foundation (chair)



Monday 9th October 9.00-10.00

Leven Suite, SEC

How can the SNP improve living standards across Scotland?

Jeane Freeman MSP, Minister for Social Security

Jim McCormick, Associate Director Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

David Moxham, Deputy General Secretary, STUC

Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation (chair)