Catch us at the party conferences

Published on: 
19 September 2016
Written by: 

Jessica Sinclair Taylor
Former senior communications and campaigns officer

This year, we'll again be at the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative party conferences, holding fringe events to stimulate discussion of child poverty and its solutions in the parties. The events will debate what reforms are needed to stop the projected 50% increase in child poverty by the next election in 2020. Is universal credit still fit for purpose? What would a robust life chances strategy look like? And an effective childcare strategy? How can we ensure that social security protects the vulnerable while enabling parents to get better off by earning more?

Lib Dems - Turning the tide for 2020

Date: Monday 19th September

Time: 18.15-19.15pm

Venue: Hilton Metropole Hotel (Sandringham room).

Chair: Emily Frith ( Education Policy Institute)

Speakers: Caroline Pidgeon (London Assembly) Stephen Tall (blogger) Jenny Willott (Former MP) Alison Garnham (CPAG)

Labour - Securing the future

Date: 28th September 2016

Time: 12.30 – 2pm

Venue: ACC Liverpool, Hall 2H, 2 (lunch provided)

Chair: Polly Toynbee

Speakers: Alison McGovern MP, Caroline Flint MP, Debbie Abrahams MP, John McTernan (commentator) Alison Garnham (CPAG CEO)

Conservatives - Improving life chances

Date: Monday 3rd October 2016

Time: 15:00-16:15

Venue: Lismore, Hilton Garden Inn

Speakers: Chair - Diane Banks (Non-Exec Director, Bright Blue) John Glen MP, Baroness Stroud (Executive Director, Centre for Social Justice) Philip Collins (Columnist, The Times) Danny Kruger (Chief Executive, West London Zone)Alison Garnham (Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group)