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THE SMITH INSTITUTE AT THE 2014 LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

 

The Smith Institute will once again be holding a range of fringe events at this year’s Labour Party Conference in Manchester. Click here to see our flyer, or the information below. Join us and have your say.

 
Work that pays: Labour and the Living Wage
In association with the Living Wage Commission

Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
Neil Jameson (Chief Executive, Citizens UK)
Frances O’Grady (General Secretary, TUC)
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Sunday 21st September 2014, 1800-1900hrs
Manchester Central, Exchange 6-7

Will Labour (really) invest in social housing?
In association with Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)

Emma Reynolds MP (Shadow Housing Minister)
David Orr
(Chief Executive, National Housing Federation)
Cllr Helen Hayes
(Southwark Council, PPC for Dulwich & West Norwood)
Chair: Neil McInroy (Chief Executive, CLES)

Monday 22nd September 2014, 1300-1400hrs
Manchester Town Hall, Committee Room 1

Rip-off Britain? How do we get a fair deal for consumers?
In association with Ombudsman Services

Stella Creasy MP (Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs)
Lewis Shand Smith (Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman, Ombudsman Services)
Damon Gibbons (Chief Executive, Centre for Responsible Credit)
Jonathan Eley (TBC) (Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times)
Chair: Lord Larry Whitty (Former Chair, Consumer Focus)

Monday 22nd September 2014, 1300-1400hrs
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Pankhurst

Does Labour have an answer to the personal debt crisis?
In association with StepChange Debt Charity

Chris Leslie MP (Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury)
Lord Wilf Stevenson (Chair, StepChange Debt Charity)
Polly Toynbee (Columnist, The Guardian)
Mick McAteer (Director, The Financial Inclusion Centre)
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Monday 22nd September 2014, 1800-1900hrs
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Pankhurst

Labour’s agenda for making local economies matter
In association with Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)

Hilary Benn MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government)
John Healey MP (Former Local Government Minister)
Lord Andrew Adonis (Shadow Spokesperson for the Treasury)
Catherine West (Former Leader, Islington Council and PPC for Hornsey & Wood Green)
Cllr Jim McMahon (Leader, Oldham Council)
Chair: Neil McInroy (Chief Executive, CLES)

Monday 22nd September 2014, 1800-1915hrs
Manchester Town Hall, Committee Room 1

100,000 new council homes by 2020?
In association with Social Housing Under Threat (SHOUT)

John Healey MP (Former Housing Minister)
Aileen Evans (Founder member of SHOUT)
Chris Leslie MP (TBC) (Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury)
Chair: Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)

Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 1230-1330hrs
Manchester Town Hall, Committee Room 1

A manifesto for work? Labour’s plans for making work better
In association with USDAW

Jon Cruddas MP (Labour Policy Review Coordinator)
John Hannett (General Secretary, USDAW)
Nicola Smith (Head of Economic and Social Affairs Department, TUC)
Chair: Lord John Monks

Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 1230-1330hrs
Manchester Central, Exchange 4-5

Labour’s agenda for professionals at work
In association with Prospect, FDA, BALPA and ATL

Ian Murray MP (Shadow Minister for Employment Relations)
Sarah Veale CBE
(Head of Equality and Employment Rights Department, TUC)
Mike Clancy (General Secretary, Prospect)
Richard Toomer (Press & Policy Officer, BALPA)
Chair: Dave Penman (General Secretary, FDA)

Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 1800-1900hrs
Manchester Town Hall, Committee Room 1

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