Labour Party Autumn Conference – Everything you need to know

Labour Party Autumn Conference – Everything you need to know

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THE Labour Party conference is gearing up to start in Brighton on Saturday, September 21.

Let’s take a closer look at the event and what can be expected.

Jeremy Corbyn will speak at the end of Labour Party conference
Jeremy Corbyn will speak at the end of Labour Party conference
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When is the Labour Party conference?

The conference officially started today and will conclude on Wednesday, September 25.

It is being held at The Brighton Centre and the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

The event is for union delegates, ordinary party members and the party’s leaders can discuss policy and key issues.

When will Jeremy Corbyn’s speech be?

Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will make his keynote address at 12pm on the final day (September 25) of the conference.

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth is scheduled to make his speech on Sunday morning.

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, made his address speech at 9.45am on Monday.

What is on the conference schedule?

The conference schedule can be found here.

On Sautrday, September 21:

12.45pm Policy Seminar

2.30pm Opening formatlities/NEC Chair’s introduction

2.40pm CAC REPORT/Jennie Formby General Secretary’s Report

3.20pm Financial Reports/Women’s Conference motions/Dawn Butler – Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

5.15pm Rule change debate

5.50pm Votes

On Sunday, September 22:

9.45am Morning Plenary Session:

  • Mark Drakeford – First Minister of Wales and Leader of Welsh Labour
  • Angela Rayner – Shadow Secretary of State for Education
  • Mark Serwotka – TUC President & PCS General Secretary
  • Jonathan Ashworth – Shadow Secretary of State for Health

12.35pm Votes

12.45pm Break

2pm Afternoon Plenary Session

  • Diane Abbott – Shadow Home Secretary
  • Richard Burgon – Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor

5.20pm Votes

On Monday, September 23:

8.30am Policy Seminars

9.45am Morning Plenary Session

  • Richard Leonard – Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
  • John McDonnell – Shadow Chancellor’s Speech

12.35pm Votes

12.45pm Break

2pm Afternoon Plenary Session

  • Emily Thornberry – Shadow Foreign Secretary
  • Keir Starmer – Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

4.20pm Votes

On Tuesday, September 24:

8.30am Policy Seminars

9.45am Morning Plenary Session

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey – Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sue Hayman – Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

12.35pm Votes

12.45pm Break

2pm Afternoon Plenary Session

  • Tom Watson Deputy Leader’s Speech

4.45pm Policy Seminars

5.20pm Votes

On Wednesday, September 25:

9am Morning Plenary Session

1120am Votes

1130am Conference Adjourns

1200pm Jeremy Corbyn Leader’s Speech


What are some key things to watch out for?

Brexit is likely to dominate the conference and a final vote on its official Brexit policy is scheduled for Monday evening.

Even though Labour MPs voted against an early general election when Boris Johnson gave them the choice – the party still wants power.

However, the leadership has said it will support a general election on its own terms, after the Brexit deadline is extended – again.

Some notable Labour MPs, like Tom Watson wants to prioritise Brexit with a second referendum instead of an election.

Speaking of Watson, a recent move to oust the deputy leader by senior Labour MPs has certainly chummed the waters.

On Saturday of the conference, there will be a vote on which motions submitted by constituency Labour parties and affiliates will be debated – with the 20 most popular going forward.

Some of the motions to be voted on are:

  • Moving to a four-day, or 32-hour, working week, with no loss of pay
  • Closing all detention centres and replacing them with community alternatives
  • Moving to zero-carbon emissions by 2030

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