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Conferences 2018

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.

UK Politics

  • No strings attached

    Why the notion of the faithful party voter is a thing of the past

  • Cast the first Stone


    Zachary Lazar

    <em>Jonathan Cape, 272pp, £11.99</em>

  • The Crouch End Commune

    In 1968 one of the most prominent protests in the UK was at the Hornsey College of Art...

  • Shazia's week

    My audience in Liverpool bawled about Boris. Give me Bollywood bowling instead - any day

  • Labour has the vision

    After a grim election night, we must contrast our vision with the absence of any new vision from the

  • Is this what a police state looks like?

    Claire Provost, reporting on a demonstration outside City Hall on the night of the London mayoral co

  • Life after Ken

    Terrible results are capped off by Boris Johnson taking the mayoralty of London and with just a coup

  • Allegiances are fluid after a decade of Labour

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg hails his party's performance in the 1 May elections when they pushed Labo

  • On course for a Green MP...

    The Green Party's Caroline Lucas responds to their performance in the 1 May local elections

  • Covering the coverage

    Our Best of the Politics blog blogger Paul Evans looks at the way the web affected coverage of the l


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