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Labour conference, day three: The Spectator guide

27 September 2016

7:25 AM

27 September 2016

7:25 AM

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sadiq Khan, the Labour politician with the largest mandate to his name, both take to the stage today on the third day of Labour’s conference in Liverpool. Watson described the leadership contest as a ‘very bruising summer’ for the party and insisted the focus now was on ‘rebuilding trust’ among voters after Corbyn was re-elected leader on Saturday. He’s likely to make a similar pitch in his keynote speech today. While Khan will tell the Labour conference (in a veiled dig at Corbyn) that the party can only make a difference if it manages to win power. Elsewhere, Corbyn’s defeated rival in the leadership race Owen Smith is scheduled to make an appearance in a fringe event at 12.30pm. While Keith Vaz is due to appear at an event asking the question, ‘How could Labour stop immigration driving away its voters?’ Here’s the full run-through of what’s on today:

Main conference:

9.30am: NEC constitutional amendments

2.15pm: Deputy leader Tom Watson’s speech
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s speech

Fringe events:

12.30pm: Powerhouse of poorhouse? How to drive more inclusive growth in the north of England?
IPPR
Speakers include: Andy Burnham

 

12.30pm: No one left behind: Who’s looking out for young people?
Nacho and Centrepoint
Speakers include: Owen Smith

12.30pm: Making justice work
Society of Labour lawyers
Speakers include: Lord Falconer; Shami Chakrabarti

5.30pm: How could Labour stop immigration driving away its voters?
IPPR
Speakers include: Keith Vaz; Stella Creasy

5.30pm: What would it take for Labour to win a general election?
IPPR and Bright Blue
Speakers include: Lisa Nandy; Dan Jarvis

7pm: The diversity gathering
Fabian Society
Speakers include: Chuka Umunna; Wes Stressing; Johanna Baxter

7pm: Time for Labour to embrace PR
Labour campaign for electoral reform and Make Votes matter
Speakers include: Stephen Twigg; John McDonnell; Cat Smith; Polly Toynbee; Clive Lewis

9.30pm: Labour friends of Israel annual reception
Labour friends of Israel
Speakers include: Hilik Bar, general secretary of the Israeli Labour Party

Momentum conference:

11am – 1pm: Making the Left sexy
Speakers include: Beth Foster-Ogg

1pm-3pm: Building a Radical Media
Jacobin
Speakers include: Glenn Greenwald; Paul Mason

3pm – 5pm: The Rise of Corbyn
Richard Seymour – author of Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics


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