LFF at the Labour Party Conference

Left Foot Forward's events at the Labour Party Conference 2012 in Manchester.


Dear reader,

Left Foot Forward will be hosting two fringe events at the forthcoming Labour Party Conference in Manchester. Both events are outside the secure zone and open to all.

The energy-industrial revolution: how the UK can lead the world in low-carbon

Wednesday, October 3rd, 12pm-1pm, Lord Mayor’s Suite, Manchester Town Hall

• Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change;

• David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF;

• Andrew Pendleton, Head of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth;

• Will Straw, Associate Director for Globalisation and Climate Change, IPPR;

• Nick Gardiner, Director Energy & Utilities, BNP Paribas;

• Dimitri Zenghelis, Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics;

• Sue Ferns, Head of Research, Prospect Union (Chair).

What should Labour’s winning manifesto be in 2015 and what should it propose for social work?

Wednesday 3rd October 2012, 1pm-2pm, Lord Mayor’s Suite, Manchester Town Hall

• Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families;

• Hilton Dawson, Chief Executive of BASW and General Secretary of the Social Workers Union;

• Erin King, social worker with disabled adults;

• Kaliya Franklin, an author of the Spartacus Report and disabled blogger and activist;

• Daniel Elton, former Managing Director of Left Foot Forward (Chair).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Will and Shamik

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6 Responses to “LFF at the Labour Party Conference”

  1. treborc1

    Bloody great to see someone in labour taking about disability seriously, I will be trying to attend sadly I’m going through my medical at this time.

  2. Newsbot9

    Well, given they’ve already accepted the Tory cuts…

  3. treborc1

    Not to sure left foot forward has, we all know cuts have to come, we all know bankers are getting clean away with it, this week reported bankers bonus was £35 billion last year, financial sector was £12 billion, I’ve had a 40% cut to my benefits.

  4. Newsbot9

    LFF is still supporting Labour as far as I can see, and keep printing articles which support people I consider right wing as “left wing thinkers”.

  5. treborc1

    Lets be honest when ever we had a Labour party pre 1940’s up until the 1970, it’s been a party who has been more interested in staying in power by kissing the ass of the rich, now even more then ever, with MIliband looking the weakest leader I have ever seen. If the bloke had a socialist thought in his life he blame his father. Now we are being told it would be better to have a poor Labour party then a poor Tory party, of course you have to ask what is the difference.

    This site tries and sadly some times misses but at least it tries.

  6. Newsbot9

    I’d still deal with a party I know how to put the screws on since they at least theoretically have a social conscience.

    Also, frankly, not being resolute isn’t always bad. Look at the Tories inability to move off Plan A.

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