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Progress political weekend 2017
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 12:00 – Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 13:00 BST
Progress political weekend 2017
Join us to debate the future of the Labour party and the renewal of centre-left Labour politics
1-2 April 2017
Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham
Each year Progress organises a political weekend full of workshops, seminars and plenaries with Labour’s front bench and leading progressive thinkers. Held at the NUT’s Stoke Rochford Hall, the event has become a regular feature in the Labour political calendar.
This year we are pleased to announce that our speakers so far include: Harriet Harman MP, Jess Phillips MP, Rachel Reeves MP, Alison McGovern MP, Chris Leslie MP, Jonathan Ashworth MP, Peter Kyle MP and Caroline Flint MP.
Spaces are very limited, Progress members can apply for a ticket here.
£175 per person for Progress members
£300 for couples' tickets
£90 for day tickets
All tickets include meals and accommodation.
There are 30 bursaries available to Progress members, at least half of which will be reserved for women. If you wish to be considered for a bursary – a reduction of your ticket price from £175 to just £50 – please email 550 words on:
‘How do we best convince fellow Labour Party members of our Clause 1 principles?’
The Labour Party was founded as the Labour Representation Committee in 1900 by Keir Hardie and others to secure parliamentary representation of Labour, because he and the founding trade unions had concluded that marches and placard-waving were insufficient to achieve the political reforms that their union members needed.
That is why Clause One of the Labour Party rule book says the purpose of the Labour party is to 'maintain in parliament and the country a political Labour party'. It was a commitment to parliamentary and democratic change, a rejection of the syndicalist and revolutionary Marxists argument for extra-parliamentary change and it reflected the rejection of the "class war" resolution at the 1900 founding conference of the Labour Representation Committee. Those who argue that Labour should secure change primarily be means of extra-parliamentary action, have challenged Labour's founding principles every time we have lost power: 1931, 1951, 1979 and again today. It falls to our generation to defend our Clause 1 principles. But if we get it right, the Clause 1 socialists will win again.
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Conditions of booking: Fees for Progress' political weekend 2017 must be paid by 12pm on Friday 24 March 2017; if payment is not received by this date Progress cannot guarantee your place at the weekend. We cannot be held responsible for the non-arrival of information regarding the event. We regret that no refunds can be made after Friday 24 March. Refunds cannot be given for a failure to attend the conference. This booking form constitutes a legally binding agreement. Progress reserves the right to change the schedule, the venue, or the speakers, and reserves the right to decline booking applications. No refunds will be provided by Progress in the event of cancellation due to reasons beyond our control. Progress political weekend is only open to Progress members. All members of Progress are members of the Labour party. Existing Progress members will recieve priority booking.