Progress Annual Conference 2011
21 May 2011
Winning back Britain - New Ideas for New Labour. Held at Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, WC1

Headline Speakers

This conference brought together Labour members and trade unionists from across the country with senior politicians, union leaders, councillors and political commentators.

Programme
10:10
‘The State of the Party’
Caroline Flint MP, shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary; Mary Riddell, columnist, Daily Telegraph; Cllr Nick Forbes, leader, Newcastle City Council; Deborah Mattinson, author and founder, BritainThinks; Chair – Stephen Twigg MP, chair, Progress.

11:15
Economic competence: Does Labour have a credibility deficit?
Angela Eagle MP, shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Roger Liddle, chair, Policy Network; Michael Stephenson, general secretary ,The Coop Party; Ben Shimshon, director, BritainThinks.

13:30
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party
Keynote address

14:15
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party
Question and answer session

14:30
The Big Society: Have the Tories stolen Labour’s Big Idea?
Tessa Jowell MP, shadow Cabinet Office minister; Phillip Blond, director, ResPublica; Maurice Glasman, academic and Labour peer; Cllr Paul Brant, deputy leader, Liverpool City Council.

16:00
Progress Question Time, Chair: Simon Fanshawe, writer and broadcaster
Douglas Alexander MP, shadow Foreign Secretary; Oona King, Labour peer; David Aaronovitch, writer and broadcaster; Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary.