Speakers announced so far 

Ros Wynne-Jones the Mirror

Jacqui Smith former Home Secretary

Margaret McDonagh former Labour Party General Secretary

Kat Segal Labour Party Digital Director

Mary Riddell the Telegraph

Luciana Berger MP Shadow Minister for Public Health

Bonnie Greer playwright

Alison McGovern MP Shadow DFID Minister

Amy Lamé broadcaster

Rowenna Davis New Statesman and PPC for Southampton

Carys Afoko New Economics Foundation

Cath Speight GMB and Labour’s NEC

Sophy Gardner former RAF Wing Commander and PPC for Gloucester

Ruth Smeeth HOPE not Hate

Purna Sen  PPC for Brighton Pavilion

Helen Pearce Unions Together

Cllr Caroline Badley Campaign Coordinator Birmingham Edgbaston

Kezia Dugdale MSP Chair, Movement for Change 

Clare Moody Unite and European Candidate for the South West

@BevaniteEllie Labour activist

Fiona Mactaggart Chair of the Women's PLP

Sarah Mulley Associate Director for Migration, Integration and Communities at IPPR

Catherine West PPC Hornsey and Wood Green 

Sue Marsh writer Diary of Benefit Scrounger blog and founder of the Spartacus Network 

Tessa Jowell former Minister for the Olympics 

Karin Christiansen General Secretary of the Co-op Party

Angela Eagle Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Chair of Labour’s National Policy Forum 

Claire Leigh Co-Chair Labour Campaign for International Development 

Anna Turley PPC for Redcar


We're very excited to be hosting a panel entitled View from the Outside: Can Labour win? where we'll be joined by political opponents for an honest discussion on what Labour is doing right and wrong in the run up to 2015. 

We'll be joined for this panel by;

  • Sheila Gunn, John Major's former press advisor and author of So you Want to be a Political Journalist?
  • Olly Grender, Liberal Democrat Peer and former Director of Communications at the Lib Dems 
  • Ann Leslie, Daily Mail journalist and broadcaster


Conference themes

Will Labour win from the centre or the left?

Leaving our comfort zone: regaining Labour’s lost voters

The ground war: beating the Tories, the Lib Dems, the Greens and UKIP

Changing to win: making Labour fit for purpose

Question Time with Amy Lamé, Margaret McDonagh and Bonnie Greer


We will be hosting visitors from Labour's sister parties in nearly a dozen countries, including Ghana, Botswana, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Jordan.

And the programme for the day includes a special session in which women from Labour's Sister Parties in the Middle East will be speaking on their experiences of the Arab Spring and how  they are working to support and empower women in their countries,  ensuring that the voices of women aren't lost after revolution. The panel will be chaired by Claire Leigh, Co-Chair of the Labour Campaign for International Development and offers a unique chance to hear the inspirational stories of these women.

Confirmed for this very special Panel so far are:

Zohra Lhioui (USFP, Morocco) President of the  Foreign Relations Committee
Omezzine Khelifa (Ettakatol, Tunisia), member of  Ettakatol’s Political Bureau and Women's Wing