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Winning working class votes with a leftwing clean Industrial Strategy?

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Repowering Britain

Buddies CafeBar

46-48 King's Road

Brighton

BN1 1NA

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Part of Repowering Britain, a series of events organised by the Labour Energy Forum in collaboration with Platform London, for the 2017 Labour Conference fringe.

With Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy), Lisa Nandy MP, Clive Lewis MP, Richard Leonard MSP (Scottish Shadow Secretary for Industrial Strategy), Mariana Mazzucato (Economist, tbc), Mika Minio-Paluello (Energy Economist, Labour Energy Forum), Paul Mason (Journalist), John Storey (Unite, tbc)

We want a future powered by 21st century clean tech, grounded in democratic and community control, but using the state’s power to drive manufacturing. A reindustrialised and democratised economy, with a leading role for regions abandoned by Conservatives - from Clydeside to Tyneside, South Wales to Yorkshire. An ambitious clean industrial strategy could also help win over voters in areas like Essex and Kent, where Labour has struggled for decades.

Climate change poses stark challenges for communities and workforces engaged in polluting industries - many loyal to Labour. We need bold, future-looking visions for employment, that harness common resources like offshore wind for public benefit rather than corporate exploitation.


Repowering Britain is a space for bold left visions for a transformed economy, society and energy system. We will bring together thinkers and doers from across the Labour Party and trade union movement to discuss what our country should look like in 10, 20, 30 years. The Party’s manifesto has inspired millions. We will build on that to envision a reindustrialised and democratised economy that addresses the climate crisis and hands back control. Click here for the full programme of events.


Accessibility information: Our venue is wheelchair-accessible from the street. Unfortunately the toilets are located in the basement down a spiral staircase. Toilets are gendered male and female. Sound will be amplified. We are investigating supplying a T-Loop. We are not able to offer sign language interpreting. Free creche for children accompanying adults with Labour Conference passes is provided at Conference. If you have any enquiries about access needs that aren’t covered here, please email info@labourenergy.org with the subject line ‘Access’.

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