This year’s Labour conference will be the first since 2014 which won’t be dominated by the election or re-election of a party leader.

The party will be gathering in Brighton with a new optimism and sense of opportunity following June’s shock election result.

The conference will likely to define the future of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership after his strong performance in the polls and offers Labour the opportunity to put the infighting and factionalism of previous years behind it in a bid to convince the nation it is truly a government in waiting.

As usual, the New Statesman and our partners offer a full programme of essential fringe events scheduled over the whole weekend, taking over the iconic i360 building on Brighton waterfront, from the opening party and on through an exciting series of panel discussions and Q&As.