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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.
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.
The Prime Minister has been accused of snubbing local newspaper journalists on a visit to a key Midlands marginal.
The SNP leader’s willingness to discuss supporting a minority Corbyn administration could help reinforce the Conservative message on both sides of the border.
As severe floods from a month’s worth of rain in one day claim a life, there is only one way to find a flood strategy that works.
With the Petitions Committee closed for the election, campaigners will have to start collecting signatures from scratch.
Between the “youthquake” and “Workington Man”, there’s a whole swathe of unpredictable and newly engaged voters that we are missing.
Broadcasters are struggling to reduce the Prime Minister’s speeches to sharable soundbites – the key to effective campaigning.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.