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Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

4 October 2016

7:46 AM

4 October 2016

7:46 AM

The Conservative party conference is now in full swing, with a host of top cabinet ministers taking to the stage in Birmingham today. Defence secretary Michael Fallon, Justice secretary Liz Truss and Home secretary Amber Rudd will all be speaking this morning. While Jeremy Hunt and Education secretary Justine Greening are up this afternoon. Here’s the full list of what’s on today:

Main conference:

10.30am – 11am:
Celebrating the union:
Andrew Davies, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly for Wales, is joined by:
Wales secretary Alun Cairns
Scotland secretary David Mundell
Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire

A society that works for everyone
Defence secretary Michael Fallon
Justice secretary Liz Truss
Home secretary Amber Rudd

2.30pm – 4.15pm:
A society that works for everyone
Work and pensions secretary Damian Green
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt
Education secretary Justine Greening

Fringe events:

12pm – 1pm:
The Border after Brexit: How can we secure Britain’s borders?
Adam Smith Institute
Speakers: Ranil Jayawardena MP, Home Affairs Select Committee; Charlie Elphicke MP; Ed West, The Spectator
IET Austin Court: Boulton/Faraday Room

12.45pm – 2pm:
Conservatives, social mobility and the world of work
Bright Blue
Speakers: Matthew Hancock MP
Hilton Garden Inn: Lismore

12.45pm – 2pm:
David Davis MP in conversation with Iain Dale
Birmingham ICC: Hall 1

12.45pm – 2pm:
Brexit means Brexit
UK 2020
Speakers: Owen Paterson MP, Chairman, UK 2020; Tim Montgomerie, The Times
St Luke’s, Gas Street, Birmingham

12.45pm – 2pm:
Making Brexit Work, Making This Parliament Work, Making The Majority Work
Speakers: Rt. Hon Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s First Minister
Birmingham ICC: Castle Fine Art Gallery

1pm – 2pm:
Ruth Davidson in conversation with Fraser Nelson
Centre for social justice
Speakers: Ruth Davidson; Fraser Nelson
Symphony ballroom, Hyatt Regency

1pm – 2pm:
A country that works for everyone – planning’s role
Royal Town Planning Institute
Speakers: Bob Neill, MP; Gavin Barwell MP
Novotel Birmingham Centre : Priestly & Darwin Suite

2pm – 3pm:
One Nation in a Post-Referendum World
Policy Exchange
Speakers: Ruth Davidson MSP; Jesse Norman MP
Birmingham ICC: The Policy Exchange Marquee

2.30pm – 3.45pm:
Inequality: does it matter?
Speakers: Steve Baker MP; Polly Toynbee, Guardian
Birmingham ICC: The Think Tent

3.45pm – 5.15pm:
Shaping a new future for Britain post-Brexit
Conservative Voice
Speakers: David Davis MP
Hyatt Regency Birmingham: Allegro

4.15pm – 5.15pm:
Global Britain: life after Brexit
Speakers: Dr Liam Fox MP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 5

5.30pm – 6.45pm:
Future Challenges in Defence
Politics Home
Speakers: Michael Fallon MP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 10b

5.45pm – 7pm:
The future of conservatism and the UK – an interview with Iain Duncan Smith MP
UK 2020
Speakers: Owen Paterson MP; Iain Duncan Smith MP
St Luke’s, Gas Street

6pm – 7pm:
Free to go global: opportunities in a post-Brexit Britain
The Spectator and Sky
Speakers: Tony Abbott; Fraser Nelson; David Davis MP; Andrew Griffith, group chief operating officer, Sky
Birmingham ICC: Hall 9

6pm – 7pm:
Academisation and Grammar Schools – the solution, or a distraction?
Schools Week
Speakers: Justine Greening MP; David Laws
Hyatt Regency Birmingham

7.30pm – 8.45pm:
CBI Business reception
CBI and the University of Warwick
Speakers: Philip Hammond MP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 10b

7.30pm – 9pm:
Beyond the Bubble
Ipsos Mori
Speakers: Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI; Dominic Raab MP; Gavin Barwell MP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 8a

7.30pm – 9pm:
A marriage of convenience: what now for the EU and the UK?
Bright Blue
Speakers: Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, Vote Leave; Vicky Pryce
Hilton Garden Inn: Lismore

9.30pm – 11pm:
Conservative Friends of Israel Conference Reception
Speakers: Sir Eric Pickles
Birmingham ICC: Hall 8

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