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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.
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The prominent Leave donor has publicly rejected Arron Banks' demand for Nigel Farage to withdraw more candidates.
Jo Swinson’s strategic gamble is that there is more to be gained from courting former Conservatives than Labour sympathisers.
Senior Liberal Democrats are willing to argue that they are the real beneficiaries from Farage’s withdrawal from Tory-held seats — but some candidates are less sure.
Whitehall sources warn amending the Human Rights Act to halt Troubles prosecutions could fail on its own terms and have damaging consequences.
In the week that the Remain alliance was formalised, Maria Caulfield faces a challenge. If only the other parties can work together…
The Brexit Party's decision to stand aside in the 317 seats Theresa May won in 2017 isn't all good news for Tory candidates.
Mediocre growth of 0.3 per cent is nothing for the Conservatives to celebrate.
Having embraced higher borrowing and reneged on austerity, the Tories are gambling that this election is just about Brexit.
The decision to move minister Mims Davies to a safer seat has inspired a furious reaction among colleagues.
My sudden removal as the parliamentary candidate for Bassetlaw shows how moderates are being frozen out of the party.