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September 2021

Has FPTP Worked for Workers? (TUC Congress)

September 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
Politics for the Many cover

The powerful levers of the state are being used to undo rights and freedoms, attack communities and lock people out of their democratic rights. Growing mistrust of politics and politicians is opening the door to a resurgent authoritarian right. Empowerment is perhaps the most important thing the trade union movement can offer people. Only by putting democracy at the heart of our agenda can we build an economy and society that works for all – a politics for the many.…

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Why First Past the Post doesn’t add up for Labour (L4ND – Labour Conference)

September 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Paul’s Parish Church, West Street
Brighton, Sussex BN1 2RE United Kingdom
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Labour for a New Democracy

Join Labour for a New Democracy for Why First Past the Post doesn’t add up for Labour. At its founding, the Labour Party was committed to Proportional Representation. But as Labour came to replace the Liberals as the second party of British politics, it came to embrace First Past the Post. Yet over the century that followed, FPTP has delivered neither the fair and equal society nor the open and inclusive democracy that Labour stands for. Join the panel to hear why FPTP…

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Labour4PR Rally (L4ND – Labour conference)

September 26 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Church Street
Brighton, Sussex BN1 3LJ United Kingdom
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Labour 4 PR Rally

Join Labour for a New Democracy for the big event of conference: The #Labour4PR Rally! They’ll be joined by an amazing line-up of speakers from right across the political spectrum of the Labour Party, who will give their short pitch about why Labour needs to back PR. Perfect as inspiration for anyone hoping to speak in favour of PR on the conference floor. Speakers include… Stephen Kinnock MP Ana Oppenheim (Momentum) Luke Akehurst (personal capacity) Pauline McCarthy (BFAWU) Kira Lewis (Young…

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Democratising the British State – The Foundation of a Good Society (Labour Conference)

September 27 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 1NR United Kingdom
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The New Foundations

To transform Britain a Labour government must first transform our democracy. For too long the conservative nature of our political system has acted as a barrier to the policies we need to tackle the crises we face – on climate, on housing or the economy. Join Clive Lewis MP, Sam Tarry MP, Christine Berry (Editor of The New Foundations), the ERS’ Jessica Garland and Open Labour’s Keiran O'Neill to discuss how a better democracy is the foundations of a progressive policy…

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Where next for Labour and PR? (L4ND – Labour Conference)

September 27 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Paul’s Parish Church, West Street
Brighton, Sussex BN1 2RE United Kingdom
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Where next for Labour and PR

Join Labour for a New Democracy and Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform for Where next for Labour and PR? There’s unprecedented demand for Proportional Representation among the Labour membership. Join the panel on Monday night as they take stock of what the Labour movement for PR has gained at conference 2021 – and join the discussion about the next steps of the campaign. Chair: Zoe Williams (Guardian columnist) Sandy Martin (Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform) Tessa Milligan (Open Labour) Laura…

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Does Labour need to work with other parties to win power? (ERS – Labour Conference)

September 28 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, Kings Rd
Brighton, BN1 2JF United Kingdom
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Join the Electoral Reform Society and the Fabians to discuss if Labour needs to work with other parties to win power. Professor Sir John Curtice Clive Lewis MP Ayesha Hazarika (Columnist and Broadcaster) Cllr Shaista Aziz Nancy Platts (Politics for the Many) Jess Garland (ERS)

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November 2021

FBU for PR

November 30 6:00 pm
Online

Come along to this meeting of FBU members who want to see their union back Proportional Representation. Join this kick-off meeting to meet other members who support PR - and find out what we can do together to make this change happen.

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Unison for PR

November 30 7:00 pm
Online

Join this first meeting of Unison members who want to see their union come out in favour of Proportional Representation. Join this kick-off meeting to meet other members who support PR - and find out what we can do together to make this change happen.

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December 2021

CWU for PR

December 2 6:00 pm
Online

Come along to this meeting of CWU members who want to see their union back Proportional Representation. Join this kick-off meeting to meet other members who support PR - and find out what we can do together to make this change happen.

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USDAW for PR

December 2 7:00 pm
Online

Come along to this meeting of USDAW members who want to see their union back Proportional Representation. Join this kick-off meeting to meet other members who support PR - and find out what we can do together to make this change happen.

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