Child poverty at the party conferences

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If you're attending any of the party conferences, why not stop by one of our fringe events. We have a great line up of speakers and would love to hear your voices at these party debates.

Conservatives | What is blue-collar conservatism?

Tuesday 6th October 2015, 19.30 - 21.00

Chair: Rachel Johnson Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue

Panel speakers: The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales; James Cleverly MP; John Harris Columnist, The Guardian; Paul Abbott Chief Executive, Conservative Way Forward; Alison Garnham Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group

Following the 2015 election, the Prime Minister promised ‘blue-collar Conservatism’, which he said was about 'giving everyone in our country the chance to get on, with the dignity of a job, the pride of a paycheque, a home of their own and the security and peace of mind that comes from being able to support a family.' This is fringe meeting will hear from a range of experts and commentators on this agenda and the Government's progress in pursuing it.

 

Labour | 2020: winning on the economy and on social justice

Monday 28th September 2015, 17.30 - 19.00

Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton - Hall 7  - Wye

Chair: Polly Toynbee

Panel speakers: Matthew Pennycook, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich; Emran Mian, Director of the Social Market Foundation; John McTernan, political consultant and columnist; Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of CPAG.

With child poverty set to rise, the event will debate how Labour can win in 2020 on an economically credible, socially just platform incorporating distinctive policies to end child poverty. It will discuss whether welfare reform can end the poverty trap and how we can improve levels of parental employment.

Liberal Democrats | Ending child poverty: a winning Liberal approach

Monday 21st September 2015, 13.00 – 14.00

Marriott Highcliff hotel, Blandford – main room

Chair: Stephen Bush (New Statesman)

Panel speakers: Norman Lamb MP; Caron Lindsay, Editor of Lib Dem Voice; Naomi Smith, Chair of the Social Liberal Forum and Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of CPAG.  

With child poverty set to rise, the event will debate how Liberal Democrats can win votes through distinctive liberal policies to end child poverty. It will address whether welfare reform can end the poverty trap and how we can improve levels of parental employment. And how should the party build on its extension of free school meals to infants?