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September 2021

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

September 27, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, Kings Rd
Brighton, BN1 2JF United Kingdom
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polling station

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, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 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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March 2022

Levelling Up Democracy: Andy Burnham

March 3 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Andy Burnham

Join Andy Burnham, in conversation with Guardian columnist Zoe Williams, at the first of Labour for a New Democracy's online Levelling Up Democracy series. “If the status quo has created the problem, it can’t, by definition, supply the solution. Successful levelling up requires nothing less than the complete rewiring of Britain” Andy Burnham, writing in Chartist Magazine The UK has the worst regional inequality of any rich nation. Yet the current ‘levelling up’ debate ignores the deep, structural causes of…

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Proportional Representation: What the rest of the U.K. can learn from Scotland about democracy

March 5 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Scots Labour PR Fringe

Join us in the Lomond room for this fringe event about the need for far-reaching democratic renewal. What can the rest of the UK learn from Scotland? How could PR at Westminster help deliver a better deal for Scotland? How can Scottish Labour lead the way? Come along and join the conversation. Speakers Paul Sweeney MSP Johanna Baxter (invited) Cllr Eva Murray (invited) Caroline Osbourne, Labour for a New Democracy Chair: Jonathan Shafi, ERS Scotland This is a fringe of…

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Unison for PR – Spring 2022

March 10 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Unison for PR

Join this  meeting of Unison members who want to see their union come out in favour of Proportional Representation. Unison branches up and down the UK have been debating and passing motions in favour of PR - and sending them to the 2022 National Delegate Conference. With the motions in, the next crucial step is to get PR prioritised by as many regions as possible - to make sure the issue makes it to debate on the conference floor. Come…

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