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.
Television - Andrew Billen warms to the Tory politician who tried life as a single mother
Unlike his father, the new cabinet minister believes not in sweeping political change, but in small, meaningful adjustments.
The leadership battles of Labour and the Conservatives might be crucial, but a much longer-lasting s
A welcome back for Ken, a mysterious crease in the sofa, and an MP's tears in Tel Aviv
Observations on the Tories
Every year, the Labour conference has more fat cats and fewer delegates
Don't believe it - "Tories fear Blair more than Brown"
Black candidates for supposedly safe seats have a habit of ending up in the Lords
Are teachers, doctors and civil servants "knights" whose altruism will be destroyed by market-based