As part of Dr Adrian Pabst’s research grant from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kent on Blue Labour, there will be a one-day event entitled ‘Election Blues: Why Labour lost, what it is for and how it can win again’ on Thursday 25 June 2015, Committee Room 2, House of Lords, 11am-6pm.
Among the confirmed speakers are
Lord Maurice Glasman
Jon Cruddas MP
Rowenna Davis (2015 Labour parliamentary candidate, Southampton Itchen)
Prof. John Curtice (psephologist and Professor of Politic sat Strathclyde)
James Morris (Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research)
Prof. Matthew Goodwin (Kent)
Prof. Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck)
Ruth Davis (Political Director, Greenpeace UK)
Marcus Roberts (former Deputy Secretary General, The Fabians)
At 11am John Curtice will for the first time present his findings about where Labour lost and who it failed to win over. Then James Morris, who worked as a pollster for the leadership, will talk about how Labour’s defeat came about. This will be followed by a panel debate.
At 2.15pm Jon Cruddas MP will give an address on what Labour is for its principles and purpose. Among the panelists are Prof. Richard Beardsworth (Aberyswyth), Prof. John Milbank (Nottingham) and Marcus Roberts.
Finally, at 4.15pm Lord Maurice Glasman will be in conversation with other Labour figures about how Labour can win again. There will be panel discussions and questions from the floor.
We are also inviting other MPs, Peers and journalists to attend the event and participate in the debate.
Join us for what will be a very exciting event with a great line-up.
RSVP: A.Pabst@kent.ac.uk (for catering purposes)
Event flyer available to download here.