Foundations for Victory

LWN’s second national political conference Foundations for Victory (#LWN13 @LabourWomensNet) will take place on November 16th at the TUC in London.

Foundations for Victory features high profile speakers from the labour movement and beyond, with discussions on everything from the trade union movement to revolution in the Middle East.

Last year's event was a highlight in our calendar and sold out early so make sure to get your tickets early.

AGENDA

8.45-9.30

Registration: Tea and coffee served 

9.30-10.30    

Jo Cox, National Chair of Labour Women’s Network

View from the Outside: Can Labour Win? 

Chair: Fiona Mactaggart MP, Chair of the Women’s PLP
Sheila Gunn, John Major’s former press adviser and author of So You Want to be 
a Political Journalist?
Olly Grender, Lib Dem Peer and former Director of Communications
Dame Ann Leslie, Daily Mail journalist and broadcaster 

10.30-11.30

Will Labour win from the centre or from the left? 

Chair: Ros Wynne-Jones, the Mirror
Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary
Tessa Jowell MP, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Carys Afoko, New Economics Foundation
Cath Speight, GMB and Labour’s NEC 

11.30-12.30

Leaving our comfort zone: regaining Labour’s lost voters to build One Nation 

Chair: Mary Riddell, the Telegraph
Angela Eagle MP, shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Chair of the NPF
Sarah Mulley, Associate Director for Migration, Integration and Communities, 
IPPR
Sophy Gardner, former RAF Wing Commander and PPC for Gloucester
Clare Moody, Unite and Labour European candidate 

12.30-1.30

Lunchtime Plenary

Tea and coffee served, please bring packed lunch

Sisters of the Spring

Chair: Claire Leigh, Chair of the Labour Campaign for International Development
Zohra Lhioui (USFP, Morocco) President of the  Foreign Relations Committee
Omezzine Khelifa (Ettakatol, Tunisia), member of  Ettakatol’s Political Bureau and Women's Wing

1.30-2.30

The Ground War: beating the Tories, the Lib Dems, the Greens and UKIP 

Chair Karin Christiansen, General Secretary of the Co-op Party
Alison McGovern MP, Shadow DFID Minister
Catherine West, PPC for Hornsey and Wood Green
Purna Sen, PPC for Brighton Pavilion
Ruth Smeeth, HOPE not hate

2.30-3.30

Changing to win: making Labour fit for purpose 

Chair Luciana Berger MP, shadow minister for public health
Kezia Dugdale MSP, Chair of Movement for Change
Kat Segal, Director of Digital, the Labour Party
Helen Pearce, Unions Together
Councillor Caroline Badley, Campaign Coordinator Birmingham Edgebaston 

3.30-3.40

Tea and coffee served 

3.40-4.20

Putting it into practice 

Chair: Councillor Josie Channer, Labour Women’s Network committee
Rowenna Davis, New Statesman and PPC for Southampton Itchen
Sue Marsh, Diary of a Benefit Scrounger and founder of the Spartacus Network
Kirsty McNeill, former Downing St adviser
Anna Turley, PPC for Redcar 

4.20-5.00

Question Time 
(questions submitted on twitter and to LWN stall throughout the day) 

Chair: @BevaniteEllie
Margaret McDonagh, former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Amy Lamé, broadcaster
Bonnie Greer, playwright

 

Find out more about our speakers here 

 

Foundations for Victory Tickets are only £20 and if you're not an LWN member a ticket entitles you to join at a reduced rate. Our last national conference sold out so please book early to avoid disappointment. Men are very welcome to attend. 

 

Conference attendees who are also Labour Women’s Network members and supporters can book a session for professional head-shots by acclaimed portrait photographer James Perrin for just £60, including a £10 donation to LWN. 

This is a great opportunity for aspiring candidates to get a campaign essential at a great price, all whilst supporting our Network.

 

LWN Committee member Kirsty McNeill has even suggested her Top Ten Political Songs for Labour which we've shared below to soundtrack your ticket buying and journey to #LWN13

WHEN
November 16, 2013 at 9am - 5:30pm
WHERE
TUC Congress House
23 Great Russell St
London WC1B 3LS
United Kingdom
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Estelle Hart ·

Will you come?

£75.00 Photography ticket
PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS ONLY OPEN TO LWN MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS: This ticket includes entry to the event as well as a session with professional photographer James Perrin.

£60.00 Photography session
A session with professional photographer James Perrin PLEASE ONLY BOOK THIS IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY BOOKED A TICKET TO THE DAY. THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LWN MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS

£20.00 Non member or supporter ticket
if you are not currently a member of LWN and you join after purchasing a ticket you can join at a reduced first year rate of £10

£15.00 Member and Supporters ticket
For members and supporters of LWN