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Navigate to: — Labour Parliamentary Candidates Book Launch —  2014 Fundraising Dinner Christmas Karaoke  — The LabourList Marquee at Labour Conference 2014 Labour Conference 2013


15th December – Labour Parliamentary Candidates Book Launch

LabourList, in partnership with Lisa Nandy MP, put together a series of essays from some of Labour’s Parliamentary Candidates. With a foreword from Arnie Graf, this is the ideal way to get to know the thoughts and opinions of some of Labour’s up and coming talents – read it here.
We launched the book at an event in Westminster with Lisa and some of the contributors, who joined us for a panel discussion – chaired by our editor Mark Ferguson.

Thanks to those who came along!

9th December – Christmas Karaoke

Join the all-singing, all-dancing LabourList team and croon along to Christmas tunes and songs of the Left (and plenty of others too)!

LabourList karaoke night at Conference is always fantastic fun, so we thought we should bring the party to London. Don’t miss it!

Venue: Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NR London, United Kingdom

Entry fee:
– £8 before 8pm/£10 after 8pm
– £8 all night for members of Labour’s Socialist Societies
– £5 unwaged

25th November – LabourList Annual Fundraising Dinner with Stella Creasy MP and Ian Lavery MP

We had more people reading LabourList in September than ever before. To keep LabourList up and running through the General Election, we need your support. That’s why on the 25th November we’ll be held ourannual fundraising dinner.

It took place at Sway Restaurant in Central London – and included a wine reception, a three course meal and speeches from Stella Creasy MP and Ian Lavery MP.

If you weren’t able to make it to the dinner but would still like to support LabourList at this critical time you can give us a one-off donation here, or sign up to our LabourList Grassroots here.

Labour Conference 2014 Fringe Programme

All of the events in the LabourList Marquee at Labour Conference 2014 were a huge success – thanks to everyone who came!

Labour Conference 2015 might be a long way off – but you can read about all that went on in the LabourList Marquee in 2014 to give you an idea of some of the events we holding next year.

Sunday, 21 September

12:30 – How the Policy Review will deliver One Nation for coast and country


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Labour Coast & Country

    • CHAIR: Hywel Lloyd, Founder Member, Labour Coast & Country
    • Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defra
    • Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Chair of the National Policy Forum
    • Jon Cruddas MP, Coordinator of the Labour Party Policy Review (invited)
    • Lord Knight,  Founder Member, Labour Coast & Country

Wheelchair access: Yes

16:00 – Rail Public Ownership: A Vote Winner for Labour



LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Rally for rail public ownership (drinks & refreshments provided)

LabourList with the TSSA

      • CHAIR: Kevin Maguire, The Mirror
      • Katy Clark MP
      • Nancy Platts, PPC Brighton Kemptown
      • Manuel Cortes, TSSA, General Secretary
      • Andi Fox, TSSA EC & Labour NEC
      • Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF
      • Sadiq Khan MP
      • Ken Livingstone
      • Mark Ferguson, LabourList
      • Jon Cruddas MP

18.30 – The LabourList Rally: Why we’re Labour


Sponsored by UNITE

The LabourList had great line up from across the Labour movement.  Speakers included Eddie Izzard, Owen Jones and Stella Creasy – they spoke about why they’re Labour, and what Labour means to them.

Monday, 22 September

12.30 – What is a working a class MP and how do we get more of them?


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

LabourList with UNITE and MASS1

  • CHAIR: Maya Goodfellow, LabourList
  • Jennie Formby, Political Director, UNITE
  • Graham Jones MP
  • Lisa Forbes, PPC, Peterborough
  • David Skelton, Director, Renewal
  • Tom Mauchline, MASS1

14.00 – How do we build the homes Britain needs?


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

LabourList with Home Builders Federation, Lend Lease and the National House Building Council

  • CHAIR: Emma Burnell, LabourList
  • Emma Reynolds MP, Shadow Minister for Housing
  • Lewis Sidnick, Director of Corporate Affairs, National House Building Council
  • Richard Cook, Head of Residential Lend Lease
  • John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, Home Builders Federation
  • Sarah Hayward, Camden Council

17.30 – Dads’ Army: why we need to engage with dads as well as mums in vulnerable families


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

LabourList with the Royal College of Midwives, Barnardo’s and Working with Men

  • David Lammy MP
  • Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives
  • Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s
  • Shane Ryan, CEO, Working with Men
  • Katie O’Donovan, Head of Communications & Partnership, Mumsnet

18.30-Urban Battlegrounds: how can Labour win in cities in 2015?


Hilton, Manchester Deansgate, Cloud 23, Iris Lounge

Centre for Cities with LabourList

  • CHAIR: Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
  • Jon Cruddas MP, Head of Labour Party Policy Review
  • Sir Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Dr Purna Sen, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion
  • Kitty Ussher, Managing Director, Tooley Street Research

21.00 – Co-operative Party Annual Reception


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Supported by the Building Societies Association and the Association of Financial Mutuals
Featuring Ed Balls MP and Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the Building Societies Association

22.00 – LabourList Karaoke


Tuesday, 23 September

11.00 – How can Labour democratise key services?

co-op 2

LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

ASLEF and the Co-operative Party

  • Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF
  • Karin Christiansen, General Secretary, the Co-operative Party
  • Cat Hobbs, Director, We Own It

Timing: Just after the Leader’s speech – Miliband’s message: What do the voters think about what Labour’s saying?


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

LabourList with Survation

Straight after the leader’s speech finished, LabourList and Survation revealed exclusive polling on what the public thought of Miliband’s messaging.

17.30 – Where now for a two-state solution?


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Left Foot Forward with BICOM

  • CHAIR: James Bloodworth, Editor, Left Foot Forward
  • Richard Burden MP
  • Omer Bar-Lev, member of the Labor Party and the Israeli Knesset
  • Melanie Ward, PPC, Glenrothes & Central Fife
  • Dermot Kehoe, Chief Executive, BICOM

19.00 – How can Labour build a good society?


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)


With Lisa Nandy MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Clive Lewis PPC, Polly Toynbee, Guardian, John Harris, Guardian, and more tbc.

20.30 – Party for Politics


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Hosted by MASS1 – the world’s best independent campaigns agency and the NoVoteNoVoice campaign to get 1 million new voters.

Wednesday, 24 September

10.00 – How can we make economic growth work for everyone?


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Left Foot Forward with the TUC

  • CHAIR: James Bloodworth, Editor, Left Foot Forward
  • Catherine McKinnell MP, Shadow Treasury Minister
  • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC
  • Anna Turley, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR & PPC, Redcar
  • Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director, High Pay Centre

12.30 – The PLEDGE that Labour should make to every worker


LabourList Marquee (secure zone)

Thompsons Solicitors

Leading frontbench and trade union speakers launched the call for Labour to make a PLEDGE to every worker in every workplace with guaranteed rights from day one at work.

  • CHAIR: Kevin Maguire, Daily Mirror
  • Owen Smith MP for Pontypridd, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
  • Angela Eagle MP, Chair of the Labour Party and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
  • Lord John Monks, former General Secretary of TUC and ETUC
  • Hugh Lanning, PPC for Canterbury & Whitstable


Labour Party Conference 2013 Fringe Programme

Thanks to everyone who joined LabourList in Brighton during Labour Conference 2013 at one of our many events! If you missed our events you can catch up by following the links to a brief storify of some of our more popular fringes below.

The LabourList Rally 2013:

Working Class MPs fringe:

Housing roundtable:

Football debate:

There are also photos from all our events on our Facebook page here –




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