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30th October 2015
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30 Oct 2015
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Sovereignty of the People: Slogan or Reality? (Scottish Labour fringe event)

Venue:
The Salutation Hotel 34 South Street, PH2 8PH Perth, Perth and Kinross
Starts:
12:30pm
Ends:
01:30pm

Join the Electoral Reform Society Scotland (ERS), Claire Baker MSP – Scottish Labour Spokesperson for Democracy, and Claudia Chwalisz, author of the Policy Network's recent publication 'The Populist Signal' to hear about international examples of increased citizen participation in decision making and to discuss how Scotland might learn about and utilise new techniques around participation and deliberative democracy. Chaired by Willie Sullivan, Director ERS Scotland

Friday 30th October. Murray Suite, Salutation Hotel 12.30pm – 1.30pm

This event is outside the conference cordon so is open to the general public.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

10th October 2015
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10 Oct 2015
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Scottish Green Party
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Who's Lobbying Who? (Scottish Green Conference Fringe)

Venue:
SECC, G3 8YW Glasgow, United Kingdom
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
01:45pm

Why does Scotland need a lobbying register? What should be included? How can it improve Scottish democracy and participation?

Join Will Dinan from Spinwatch and Petrina MacNaughton from Alcohol Focus Scotland to hear about why lobbying transparency is a cornerstone of a good democracy and what sort of information should be accessible in order to know who is lobbying whom about what. Plus reflections from John Finnie MSP.

Chaired by Willie Sullivan (ERS Scotland)
A sandwich buffet will be provided

29th September 2015
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29 Sep 2015
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Labour Conference
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Campaigning and being heard in the new multi-party era (Labour Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Lancing Suite, Holiday Inn
Starts:
07:45pm
Ends:
09:00pm

Join Richard Angell (Director, Progress), Olivia Bailey (Research Director, Fabian Society), Katie Ghose (Chief Executive, Electoral Reform Society) and Neal Lawson (Director, Compass).

As this event is outside the conference area it is open to non-pass holders as well as conference attendees.

In partnership with Compass, Progress and the Fabians

16th October 2015
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16 Oct 2015
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Sovereignty of the People: Slogan or Reality ? (SNP Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, AB23 8 Aberdeen
Starts:
12:30pm
Ends:
01:30pm

Join Marco Biagi MSP, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment and Claudia Chwalisz, author of the Policy Network's recent publication 'The Populist Signal' to discuss how Scotland might learn about and utilise new techniques around participation and deliberative democracy.

The Populist Signal can be downloaded here http://www.policy-network.net/publications/4918/The-Populist-Signal

25th September 2015
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25 Sep 2015
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Four Million Voices, One MP: what next? (UKIP Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Portland Suite
Starts:
10:00am
Ends:
11:30am

Chair: Katie Ghose

Panellists:
Tim Bale (Professor of Politics, QMUL)
Suzanne Evans (Deputy Chair, UKIP)
Katie Hopkins (Entrepreneur and Commentator)

Includes an early lunch.

Portland Suite, Doncaster Racecourse

14th September 2015
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14 Sep 2015
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Democratic Reform: what does proportional representation mean for the union movement? (TUC Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Brighton Centre
Starts:
12:45pm
Ends:
02:00pm

Many found the general election to be a surprise, but it was not a shock to see the cementing of multiparty politics.  If voters wanting a wider choice of parties is irreversibly, how do trade unions respond?

Conference has a Motion to debate electoral reform.  Come along and hear the arguments for change.

Chair: Katie Ghose (ERS)
Panellists: Mark Serwotka (PCS), Simon Sapper (CWU), Further speakers to be announced

Includes lunch
 

20th September 2015
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20 Sep 2015
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Like Minds to Change Minds: building alliances for electoral reform (Liberal Democrat Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Bounemouth International Centre
Starts:
06:15pm
Ends:
07:15pm

An interactive panel discussion on securing local and national voting reform through cross-party and inter-organisation alliance-building.

Chair: Miranda Green
Panellists: Stephen Kinnock MP, Owen Winter MYP, Katherine Trebeck (Oxfam)
Includes wine and cheese

26th September 2015
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26 Sep 2015
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A Million Votes, One MP: what next? (Green Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Bourne Lounge, Bournemouth International Centre
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:15pm

Join us for a panel discussion on the General Election and how we can win a fairer voting system.

Includes wine and nibbles.

Confirmed speakers so far:

Darren Hughes, Deputy Chief Executive of the ERS
Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
Adam Ramsay, Co-Editor of OurKingdom (OpenDemocracy)
Rob Telford, Chair of the Association of Green Councillors and ERS Council member

28th September 2015
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28 Sep 2015
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Where Power Lies: Can democratic reform help Labour reconnect with people (Labour Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Hall 7, Brighton Hilton
Starts:
07:30pm
Ends:
09:00pm

Chair: Katie Ghose
Panellists: Lewis Baston (psephologist), Lord Falconer (Shadow Justice Secretary), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Maram Takriti (MYP for Brighton & Hove)

Includes wine and canapés. 

 

29th September 2015
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29 Sep 2015
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Diversity and Demography Breakfast: have we done enough? are we ready for what's next? (Labour Conference Fringe)

Venue:
Hall 7, Brighton Hilton
Starts:
08:00am
Ends:
09:30am

Polly Toynbee (Journalist) in conversation with Katie Ghose (Chief Executive, Electoral Reform Society), Jess Phillips MP (Birmingham Yardley) and Nan Sloane (Labour Women's Network) and other figures from Labour’s BAME, Disability, LGBT and Women’s networks.

Hall 7, Brighton Hilton, Includes breakfast.
In partnership with Labour Women’s Network