The Conference promises to be an exciting one, with speakers including Harriet Harman MP, Tessa Jowell MP, Hazel Blears MP and Valerie Shawcross AM. We will also be holding a range of working group discussions which will help to shape our Labour vision of Southwark. The Agenda for the day is below:
10:00 Session 1 Chair: Cllr Martin Seaton. Please be seated promptly to ensure that we have as much time as possible to hear from our speakers and debate the issues.
* Welcome from Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark Labour Group.
* Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman MP. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Leader of the House of Commons and Secretary of State for Equalities.
* Message of support from Amicus London Regional Political Committee from Ellie Reeves, constituency representative on Labour’s NEC and a member of the committee.
11:00 Working Groups
11:50 Session 2
Chair: Martin Chapman, Chair of Southwark Labour’s local government committee.·
Rt. Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Cabinet Office Minister for the Olympics
12:30 Lunch Break, Buffet & Tea and Coffee provided
13:15 Session 3
Chair: George Foulkes, Chair of Bermondsey and Old Southwark Labour Party·
Rt. Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
14:15 Working Groups
15:00 Session 4
Chair: Cllr Susan Elan Jones, Southwark Labour Group Deputy Leader·
Feedback from Working Groups·
Val Shawcross, Member of the Greater London Assembly for Lambeth and Southwark·
Cllr Kirsty McNeill, Labour’s Parliamentary Spokesperson for Bermondsey and Old Southwark·
“Socialist” Raffle draw·
Concluding remarks from Cllr Peter John, Southwark Labour Group Leader
I shall be facilitiating a Working Group on Community Safety and am looking forward to a very positive and productive day!