Webb Memorial Trust at 2017 Party Conferences
Rethinking Poverty – Party Conferences 2017
Solutions to poverty are hard to come by. The traditional remedies of the postwar settlement – work and welfare – are no longer sufficient. Social security payments leave many people struggling to make ends meet, while economic development produces low paid jobs. So how do we make progress?
How do we end poverty when the traditional means of doing so no longer work?
The Webb Memorial Trust makes the case that rather than addressing what we don’t want – poverty – we need to develop what we do want – a society without poverty.
Join us at the 2017 party conferences to discuss Rethinking Poverty and the #goodsociety
Liberal Democrat Party Conference
Date & Time: Tuesday 19 September 13.00-14.00 (open to the public)
Venue: Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel , Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AH
Partner: Educational Policy Institute
Speakers: Barry Knight, Director, Webb Memorial Trust; Jo Hutchinson, Director of Social Mobility and Vulnerable Learners (EPI); Norman Lamb MP
Labour Party Conference
Date & Time: Sunday 24 September 12.45-14.00 (open to the public)
Venue: Royal Albion Hotel, 35 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1NT
Speakers: Barry Knight, Director, Webb Memorial Trust; Kate Green MP, APPG on Poverty, Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Conservative Party Conference
Date & Time: Monday 2 October 12.30-14.00 (open to the public)
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
Speakers: Barry Knight, Director, Webb Memorial Trust; Kevin Hollinrake MP, Chair, APPG on Poverty; Andy Cook, CEO, Centre for Social Justice
SNP Party Conference
Date & Time: Sunday 8 October 17.30-18.30 (within secure conference zone)
Venue: Staffa Suite, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow
Speakers: Barry Knight, Director, Webb Memorial Trust; Neil Gray MP, Social Justice & APPG on Poverty; Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow; Angela Constance MSP, Communities, Social Security & Equalities