Labour Women Leading

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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.

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