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Labour’s conference, day one: The Spectator guide

25 September 2016

8:30 AM

25 September 2016

8:30 AM

Jeremy Corbyn promised to wipe the slate clean following Labour’s fractious leadership race. Now that he’s officially clinched victory, it’s time for the party to try and do just that at Labour’s annual conference, which kicks off at 11am today. Here, The Spectator has put together a guide of the main events to look out for. This is what’s on today:

11am: Labour’s conference starts
The NEC’s chair Paddy Lillis speaks shortly afterwards

Fringe events:

5.30pm: The Big Debate: Labour and the economy in Brexit Britain
Speakers include: Chuka Umunna; Ed Miliband; Lisa Nandy; Rachel Reeves


6pm: Stop Trident Fringe Meeting
Speakers include: Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the CND; John McDonnell; Diane Abbott

6pm: Progress Rally
Speakers include: Hilary Benn; Kezia Dugdale; Tristram Hunt; Liz Kendall

6pm: Does the Labour Party have a problem with Jews? Racism, anti-Semitism and the Left
Speakers include: Jackie Walker, vice-chair Momentum

Momentum conference: The World Transformed

3-5pm: Black Lives Matter! Building Black Power!
Speakers include: Zita Holbourne (chair) – co-founder & national co-chair BARAC UK; Colette Williams – Manchester Black Lives Matters

3-5pm: Where Now for the European Left?
Speakers include: Clive Lewis

5-7pm: Chakrabarti Inquiry: Does Labour have an Antisemitism Problem?
Speakers include: Jeremy Newmark – chair of Jewish Labour; Jackie Walker – Momentum; Richard Kuper – Jews for Justice for Palestine

8-10pm: Future Visions
Speakers include: Paul Mason; Malia Bouattia – President of NUS


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