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It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
Even with his large working majority, opening up the Heath and Social Care Act could cause difficulties for the Prime Minister.
We now have our second elected MP and are the third largest party across Northern Ireland: proof, once again, that people are rejecting the politics of the past.
Only with a fresh start, and a genuine acceptance of the reasons why we lost, can Labour's progressives begin the task of reconstruction at hand.
The party needs a leader who is popular in the country, rather than merely the party, and a programme that is credible as well as radical.
The New Statesman podcast, with Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian.
The country’s shift goes beyond Brexit changing the electoral map and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
MPs seeking to oust the Labour leader have a decision to make on whether to movenow or bide their time.
Electoral law, the legal system and parliament itself will all be reformed to the Conservatives’ advantage.
Two Westminster party leaders lost their seats, and other big stories.
The Conservatives made seven gains, mostly at Labour's expense in Leave-voting areas.