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Conservative party conference, day two: The Spectator guide

3 October 2016

8:00 AM

3 October 2016

8:00 AM

Philip Hammond takes to the stage today at Tory party conference to discuss the Conservative’s plans for an economy that ‘works for everyone’ – echoing Theresa May’s first pitch as Prime Minister on the steps of Downing Street. We’ll also hear from Sajid Javid, Andrea Leadsom and Liam Fox in some of the other big speeches of the day. Here’s the full run-through of what’s on today:


10.30am – 12.30pm:
An economy that works for everyone
Business secretary Greg Clark
Communities secretary Sajid Javid
Transport secretary Chris Grayling
Chancellor Philip Hammond

2.30pm – 4.15pm:
Culture secretary Karen Bradley
Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom
International trade secretary Liam Fox

4.30pm – 5.30pm:
Preparation for next year’s election
Open to Party Members only

Fringe events:

7.30am – 9.30am:
How should the Northern Powerhouse contribute to the rebalancing of the UK economy?
Speakers: Jake Berry MP
Birmingham ICC: Media Suite B

8am – 9.30am:
How to develop and deliver educational opportunities for all
Speakers include: Dominic Raab MP; Toby Young
Social Market Foundation
Hyatt Regency Birmingham

8am – 9.30am:
In conversation with the PM’s Policy Board Chair George Freeman MP: The UK’s industrial strategy
Social Market Foundation
Speakers: George Freeman MP
Hyatt Regency Birmingham: Soprano

8.30am – 9.30am:
How to win a marginal seat: Gavin Barwell MP’s exclusive guide to winning elections
Conservative Home
Speakers: Paul Goodman, Editor, ConservativeHome; Gavin Barwell MP
Birmingham ICC: ConservativeHome Marquee

9.45am – 11am:
The future of supported housing: finding a fair and affordable solution
Reform and Home Group
Speakers: Gavin Barwell
Jury’s Inn

The road to Brexit
Speakers: Michael Gove
Birmingham ICC: ConservativeHome Marquee

12.45pm – 2pm:
Inequality in Education
Social Market Foundation
Speakers: Suella Fernandes MP; Nicky Morgan MP
Hyatt Regency Birmingham: Soprano

12.45pm – 2pm:
Magnetic North: Future-Proofing the Northern Powerhouse
Speakers: Sajid Javid MP
Birmingham ICC: Executive Room 2

1pm – 2pm:
Solving Poverty the Conservative Way
The Spectator
Speakers: Fraser Nelson
Birmingham ICC: Hall 9

1pm – 2pm:
Beyond Brexit: The Times interview, Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary
The Times
Speakers: Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 1

1pm- 2pm:
A Tale of Two Brexits: London vs The Northern Powerhouse
Speakers: Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC; Andrew Percy MP; Anna Soubry MP
Jury’s Inn: 106

1pm – 2pm:
Brexit: Winning the Peace

Bruges Group
Speakers: Charles Moore; James Delingpole
Birmingham and Midland Institute

2pm – 3pm:
Economy Briefing

Learn by design
Speakers: Robert Halfon MP; Penny Mordaunt MP
Birmingham ICC: The Youth Zone

2.15pm – 3.30pm:
Is housing the vote winner Conservatives need?
Conservative Home
Speakers: Patrick McLoughlin MP; Sir Lynton Crosby
Library of Birmingham: Room 101

3.30pm – 4.30pm:
What does the new Government mean for universities?

Policy Exchange
Speakers: Jo Johnson MP
Hotel Novotel

3.45pm – 5.15pm:
Brexit: What Next?

Alliance of European Conservatives
Speakers: Daniel Hannan MEP; Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP
Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Allegro

4pm – 5.15pm:
Britain outside the EU

Chatham House
Speakers: David Davis MP; Baroness Warsi
Birmingham ICC: Hall 9

5.45pm – 7pm:
Dead centre? The Conservative Party and the post-referendum political landscape

Social Market Foundation
Speakers: Edward Vaizey MP
Hyatt Regency Birmingham: Soprano

6pm – 7pm:
NHS liberalisation: Conservatism’s final frontier?

The Spectator and Benenden
Speakers: Fraser Nelson; Dr John Giles, Medical Director, Benenden
Birmingham ICC: Hall 9

6pm – 7pm:
Where to now, after the EU Referendum?

Business for Britain
Speakers: Matthew Elliott, Founder BfB, CEO Vote Leave; Daniel Hannan MEP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 5

6.30pm – 7.30pm:
How to Leave the EU – Next Steps for Brexit Britain

Speakers: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP; Rt Hon John Redwood MP

7.30pm – 9pm:
Believe in me: Barnardo’s 150th anniversary reception

Speakers: Justine Greening MP; Amber Rudd MP
Hyatt Regency Birmingham : Sonata

7.30pm – 9pm:
UK Music Reception

Speakers: Karen Bradley MP; Matt Hancock MP
Birmingham ICC : Media Suite B

9.30pm – 11pm:
In conversation with Chris Grayling MP
Bright Blue
Speakers: Chris Grayling MP
Birmingham ICC: Hall 6

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