Policy Exchange at the 2018 Labour Party Conference

Monday 24th September

Towards a kinder, gentler politics on social media – why we need a new ethos of civility

Invited Speakers: Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Chair, Home Affairs Select Committee; Wes Streeting MP; Sunder Katwala, British Future; Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian; David Goodhart, Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration, Policy Exchange (chair)
09:30–10:30 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

What should the UK do to raise its rate of economic growth?

Invited Speakers: John Mills, Businessman and Economist; Vicky Price, Economist and Business Consultant; Graham Stringer MP; Professor Vicky Price, economist and business consultant; Professor Tony Travers, Director, LSE London; Professor Phil Wyman; and Warwick Lightfoot, Head of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange (chair)
11:00–12:00 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

What is the role of hydrogen in a decarbonised world?

Invited Speakers: Alan Whitehead MP; Mike Muldoon, Alstom; Stuart Easterbrook, Future of Gas Strategy Manager, Cadent; Joshua Burke, Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Environment, Policy Exchange (chair)
12:30–13:30 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

Can we overcome NIMBYism by building beautiful buildings?

Invited Speakers: Sarah Jones MP, Shadow Housing Minister; Sir Robin Wales, Former Labour Mayor of Newham; Helen Hayes MP, Housing Select Committee; Dawn Foster, Columnist, The Guardian; Jack Airey, Research Fellow, Place and Prosperity, Policy Exchange (chair)
14:00–15:00 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

Should social care be funded by the State or the individual?

Invited Speakers: Dominic Carter, Alzheimers Society; Liverpool City Councillor Barry Kushner; Professor Tony Travers, LSE; Warwick Lightfoot, Head of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange (chair)
15:30–16:30 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool


 

Tuesday 25th September

The future of work: regulation vs liberation

Invited Speakers: Mike Amesbury MP; Hugh Milward, Microsoft; Professor Vicky Price; Sir Robin Wales (chair)
11:00–12:00 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

A social emergency – how can we stop young people dying on our streets?

Invited Speakers: Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary; Representative TBC, CGI; Rupert Reid, Director of Research and Strategy, Policy Exchange (chair)
12:30–13:30 | Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

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