Labour conference 2019: pick of Sunday's fringe events

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22nd September 2019

Overwhelmed by the number of events going on over the conference period? Don't worry, PoliticsHome has got your back. Here's a run down of the best to watch out for at Labour conference on Sunday 22 September.

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12.00 - Labour First Rally
Even without the massive row over Labour's deputy leadership, this LabourFirst event with Tom Watson would have been worth a look. After the botched coup, it's a can't-miss event.
Location: Queens Hotel, 1-3 King's Rd


12.30 - Real Britain: Austerity, The Elephant In The Room
Unite boss Len McCluskey has been hitting the fringe circuit hard already, selling a message of "unity" and urging members to back Labour's compromise position on Brexit. This event with pro-Corbyn favourite Laura Pidcock MP and Mirror columnist Ross Wynne-Jones promises to be a punchy affair.
Location: Charlotte Room, The Grand


12.45 - HuffPost UK in Conversation with Emily Thornberry, Shadow Foreign Secretary
Frontbencher Emily Thornberry isn't exactly a shrinking violet. She's already raised eyebrows this week with a direct hit on the Liberal Democrats via a House magazine interview - and this chat with HuffPost's forensic Paul Waugh (formerly of these pastures) will undoubtedly tease out some choice news lines.
Location: Preston Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole


17.00 - Valuing Teachers, hosted by NASUWT
Education - and the way the Government treats the staff who make it happen - always proves to be an interesting debate. Tipped-for-the-top Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner joins the NASUWT union to discuss what can be done to ensure that teachers feel valued and empowered as professionals.
Location: Albert Room, The Grand


17.15 - #JC4PM rally - Investment Not Cuts, Time To End Tory Austerity
John McDonnell, Diane Abbott and Rebecca Long-Bailey are among the big-name speakers at what promises to be a tub-thumping pro-Corbyn event for the party faithful.
Location: The Grand, 97-99 King's Road


18.00 - Paying for a Fairer Britain - Labour's Tax Policy
Those interested in the substance of what Labour will actually do if it gets into office would do well to head to this detailed look at their tax plans with Shadow Treasury Minister Annelise Dodds. With an election looming, this Resolution Foundation event should be the perfect chance to get stuck into the details.
Location: Clarence Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole


18:00 - Ending the leasehold scandal: homes for the common good, with the Building Societies Association and the Co-operative Party
Shadow Minister for Housing, Sarah Jones MP and Helen Hayes MP, member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, get stuck into the leasehold scandal.
Location: Tyne, Hilton Brighton Metropole


20.00 - Parliamentary Staff reception, supported by Octopus
A chance for the hardest-working people in Westminster (apart from the tireless PolHome staff) to let their hair down.
Location: Revolution Brighton, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA