Labour Women Leading conference and campaigning – updated final format
Date: Saturday 29th April, starting at 10.30 a.m.
Venue: Boardroom, Unite the Union, 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB.
Aim: to encourage the involvement of Labour women supportive of the current leadership, through networking, information and contact sharing; to identify marginal seats and encourage campaigning and support for women candidates in the forthcoming General Election.
Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout, vegetarian sandwich lunch provided.
Opening panel of speakers – supporting women candidates in the General Election and beyond, Chair: Ruth Hayes, Unite (10.30 until 11.30 a.m.)
Welcome message from Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary
Cllr. Claudia Webbe, NEC
Maria Exall, CWU
Christine Shawcroft, NEC
Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Shadow Business Secretary(possible)
Concurrent policy workshops (11.45 until 12.45 a.m.)
1. What women can bring to General Election economic policy making, Chair: Marj Mayo
Sue Himmelweit, Women’s Budget Group
2. Countering right-wing populism in the General Election campaign, Chair: Reem Fadl
Maya Goodfellow, freelance writer
Marina Prentoulis, lecturer and Syriza London
Report backs (12.45 until 1 p.m.)
Snack lunch provided (1 until 1.30 p.m.)
Final plenary – where next? Chair: Liz Davies with concluding rally by Christine Shawcroft
(1.30 until 2.30 p.m.)
Discussion (brief contributions) and summary by chair:
Means of sharing information and supporting General Election candidates;
Means of supporting Local Government candidates;
Means of taking the work forward after the General Election, especially outside London;
Action at LP conference in Brighton;
Volunteers for ongoing working group.
Practical activities (2.30 p.m. onwards)
Local door-knocking in Islington South (candidate Emily Thornberry), led by Yemi Hailemariam;
Door-knocking in Hampstead & Kilburn (candidate Tulip Siddiq), led by Faduma Hassan;
Meeting for aspiring parliamentary/council candidates, led by Liz Davies and Sue Lukes;
Meeting for Constituency Women’s Officers, led by Teresa Clark.