Progressive Britain Annual Conference 2022


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Welcome to the live stream of the Progressive Britain Annual Conference 2022.

Britain in 2022 is at a turning point. How we come out of the pandemic, tackle the climate & cost of living crises, and react to Putin’s aggression in Ukraine will have a massive impact on all of our lives.

So, for this year’s Progressive Britain conference we are asking, what might a Labour government do? What should its programme be?

The all day conference at the TUC in London is an opportunity to hear from Labour frontbenchers and independent experts on policy areas from education and the environment to levelling up and the future of work.

Join us, and fellow Progressive Britain and Labour party members and help put the party, and the nation back on track.


10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Nathan Yeowell, Executive Director, Progressive Britain

10:05 “The Challenge” – Launch of new polling on electability and issues facing nation

Chris Curtis, Head of Political Polling, Opinium
Ayesha Hazarika, Broadcaster, Journalist and Commentator
Lord Peter Mandelson, Former Cabinet Minister, European Commissioner

10:45 Keynote Speech

Facilitated by Gemma Doyle, Managing Director FTI Consulting

David Lammy MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary

11:30 Parallel Sessions

Stream A: Levelling Up For Real

Alex Norris MP, Shadow Minister for Levelling Up DIAL IN
Heather Jameson, Editor, Municipal Journal
Claire Holland, Leader, Lambeth Council
Professor Graeme Atherton, Director, The Centre for Levelling Up at University of West London
Nick Plumb, High Streets Lead at Power to Change

Stream B: Fulfilling Work, Now and in the Future

(Watch here)
Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for Employment
Andrew Pakes, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect the Union
Dr Frederick Harry Pitts, University of Bristol, Author of ‘Value’, 2020
Anna Thomas, Co-founder and Director, Institute for the Future of Work

12:30 Plenary Speech: The Economy and Cost of Living Under Labour

Facilitated by Jeevun Sandher, Economist
Pat McFadden, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

13:30 Lunch Break

14:30 Making the UK the Best Place in the world to Grow Up

Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Education Secretary
Cllr Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member – Vulnerable Children & Families, Birmingham
Ed Dorrell, Director, Public First
Ed Vainker, CEO, Reach Foundation

15:30: Paralell Sessions

Stream A: Green Transition

Darren Jones MP, Chair of the BEIS Select Committee (DIAL IN)
Cllr Polly Billington, Chief Exec, UK 100
Luke Murphy, Head of Environment Justice Commission, IPPR
Cllr Ryan Jude, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute
Farhana Yamin, Coordinator of Climate Justice and Just Transition Donor Collaborative / Visiting prof UAL

Stream B: Global Britain?

(Watch here)
Stella Creasy
, Chair, Labour Movement for Europe
Cllr Adam Hug, Director, The Foreign Policy Centre
Gemma Doyle, Managing Director FTI Consulting
Roh Yakobi, Commentator
Kirsty McNeil, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at Save the Children UK

16:30 Labour To Win NEC Campaign

Luke Akehurst, NEC Candidate
Johanna Baxter, NEC Candidate
Abdi Duale, NEC Candidate
Gurinder Singh Josan, NEC Candidate
Jane Thomas, NEC Candidate


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