Sunday 23 September 2018

Party Conferences Fringe Events 2018


The Big Debate: Inequality in 21st Century Britain

Sunday 23rd September 6:00pm-7:30pm

ACC Liverpool, Auditorium 1C


  • Ed Miliband MP
  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • Clive Lewis MP
  • Marvin Rees – Mayor of Bristol
  • Polly Toynbee – The Guardian
  • Frances O’Grady – Trade Union Congress
  • Torsten Bell (Chair) – Director of the Resolution Foundation

The Big Debate: Labour and Brexit

Tuesday 25th September 5:45pm-7:15pm

ACC Liverpool, Auditorium 1C 


  • Sir Keir Starmer MP
  • Caroline Flint MP
  • Carolyn Fairbairn – Confederation of British Industry
  • Paul Mason
  • Lord Andrew Adonis
  • Torsten Bell (Chair) – Director of the Resolution Foundation


How can the Conservative Party win back the under-45s in 2022?

Sunday 30th September 12:30pm-2pm

Scherzo Room, Hyatt Regency Hotel Birmingham 


  • Justine Greening MP
  • George Freeman MP
  • Neil O’Brien MP
  • Rachel Sylvester – Political Columnist at The Times
  • Lord David Willetts (Chair) – Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation


Safety net or springboard: using social security reform to reduce poverty in Scotland

Monday 8th October 5:30pm-6:30pm

Alsh 1, Ground Floor, SEC Glasgow

Event in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. An opportunity to discuss the contribution of social security to reducing poverty through new devolved powers as well as UK powers, especially Universal Credit.

–       What opportunities can be harnessed through devolved powers?

–       How do we make this work for all citizens?


  • (Keynote) Shirley-Anne Somerville – Holyrood Cabinet Secretary for Social Security
  • Jim McCormick – Associate Director Scotland at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Neil Gray MP
  • Matthew Whittaker – Deputy Director at the Resolution Foundation
  • (Chair) Libby Brooks – Scotland Correspondent at The Guardian