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What’s on

Labour List is holding debates on some of the most important issues facing the party. Here is a brief summary of their program with links to other fringe events.

This year you’ll be able to find us at the Liverpool ACC inside the secure zone, lower level 2G. The majority of our events will take place here, as well as interesting fringes from other organisations. This map should help you get to us.

Map of Labour Party Conference with directions on how to get to key events.


Political Blogging: Women’s workshop

LabourList, Left Foot Forward and the Labour Party

ACC Liverpool Meeting room 13, Sunday, 9:00-10:00


  • Chair: Casey Calista, Political Pixel
  • Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin, Editor, Left Foot Forward
  • Maya Goodfellow, Columnist, LabourList, Media Diversified
  • Emma Burnell, Political blogger and writer

Politics needs more women’s voices. You don’t have to be a political expert to get published. Blogging is an effective way to break into politics and is an opportunity to get involved in the important debates going on now.

We’re hosting a women’s-only workshop where we will help you write your first pitch, share tips and take questions. All self-defining women are welcome.

LabourList Rally: Labour and the future

LabourList and UNITE
Sunday, 19:00-20:30, LabourList Space: ACC Liverpool Lower Level 2G (secure zone)

Our most popular event returns with a lineup of speakers from across the Labour Party. The LabourList Rally is a forum for everyone in the party to come together to be inspired and we’ve got a line-up of speakers you won’t find anywhere. Plus, free drinks!


  • Rosena Allin-Khan MP
  • Jon Ashworth MP
  • James Asser, NEC
  • Ivana Bartoletti, deputy director Fabian Women’s Network
  • Yvette Cooper MP
  • Sarah Hayward, leader of Camden Council
  • Caroline Hill, chair Young Labour
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Dan Jarvis MP
  • Owen Jones
  • Liz Kendall MP
  • Clive Lewis MP
  • John McDonnell MP
  • Abena Oppong-Asare, Bexley councillor
  • Lucy Powell MP
  • Sam Tarry, Jeremy for Labour
  • Emily Thornberry MP
  • Wes Streeting MP
  • Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary UNITE
  • Chuka Umunna MP
  • Rhea Wolfson, NEC


LabourList Reception

LabourList in partnership with EDF
Sunday, 21:00-23:00, LabourList Space: ACC Liverpool Lower Level 2G (secure zone)

Join Deputy Leader Tom Watson, GMB General Secretary Tim Roache, Lisa Nandy MP, Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF , and LabourList editor Peter Edwards immediately after the popular LabourList Rally.

What is the future of energy policy? Given amount of employment in the energy sector how do we ensure job sustainability?

There will be refreshments and a chance to meet other delegates and LabourList staff who will be sharing their exclusive look ahead at what to expect from conference.

A year in polling: Labour’s progress after a year of change.


LabourList and Survation

Monday, 8:00-9:30, LabourList space: ACC Liverpool lower level 2G (secure zone)

Is Labour closer to winning again? Join LabourList, Survation and senior MPs to discuss exclusive new polling on Labour’s performance since the last annual Conference.

  • Chair: Peter Edwards, Editor, LabourList
  • Damian Lyons Lowe, Founder, Survation
  • Graham Jones MP
  • Polly Billington, 2015 PPC Thurrock
  • Paul Hilder, Crowdpac
  • Lucy Rigby, 2015 PPC Lincoln
  • England in 2030: Towards a New English Socialism

Monday, 10:00-11:00, LabourList Space: ACC Liverpool Lower Level 2G (secure zone)

For Labour to win, we need to win in England and show we own the future. Yet, while Labour has been looking inward, the world around us has been changing fast. Huge mega-trends – in trade, technology, work, security, and identity – have been re-shaping the challenges – and opportunities of the future.

Now that we have voted to leave the European Union, understanding those trends – and getting our response right – is more important more than ever. Defining a new politics – and a new political economy for England is now critical to Labour’s future.

Join LabourList and Red Shift to talk about Red Shift’s new report England In 2030: Towards a New English Socialism brings together months of research into the key trends reshaping our country to pinpoint the answers Labour needs to offer to win in England once again.


  • Liam Byrne MP
  • Shabana Mahmood MP
  • Nic Dakin MP


How do we get politicians who look like us? Devolution and backing diversity in our elected representatives.

LabourList with UNITE
Monday, 12:30-13:30 LabourList Space: ACC Liverpool Lower Level 2G (secure zone)

One of the most talked about fringes at Labour conference now enters its fourth year. This year we turn our focus on devolution and how we can get more mayors, council leaders and council members who better resemble the variety of the electorate including class, gender, age, disability, race and LGBT.


  • Chair, Maya Goodfellow, Columnist, LabourList
  • Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs
  • Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, UNITE
  • Judith Blake, Council Leader, Leeds
  • Wayne Blackburn, Councillor Clover Hill, Labour Campaign for Mental Health
  • Marvin Rees, Mayor, Bristol

What does Brexit mean for students, universities and the government’s higher education agenda?

LabourList, MillionPlus and the NUS
Monday, 17:30-18:30, LabourList Space: ACC Liverpool Lower Level 2G (secure zone)

Due to Brexit there is a far greater level of uncertainty for both universities and students about what the future will hold. The possible loss of EU-funded research grants or collaborative working relationships, a potential reduction of EU students coming to study in the UK, and question marks over the recruitment and retention of the best staff. How can we safe-guard higher education and retain our place as a world-leader in higher education, and what impact will this change have on the Higher Education and Research Bill that the government is taking forward?

  • Chair: Conor Pope, Senior reporter, LabourList
  • Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister Education, Shadow Minister BIS
  • Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
  • Malia Bouattia, President, National Union of Students
  • Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, recently awarded the Friendship Award by China
  • Socialist Societies Karaoke with LabourList
  • Labour’s socialist societies and LabourList

Modo Bar 2

Concert St,Liverpool L1 4NR, Monday, 9:00-3:00 AM

£10 entry

Join all of Labour’s socialist societies who have banded together with LabourList to throw our popular annual karaoke party. Come out and support Labour’s onside news outlet and don’t miss the surprise singers who show up!

All events in the LabourList are in the Liverpool ACC, Lower Level 2G are free to attend, have free wifi, are wheelchair accessible and many offer free refreshments.

To see all LabourList fringes go to our events page here:

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