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Members' reception with Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Introduced by our Chair, Matthew d'Ancona, we look forward to welcoming our members and parliamentary supporters to an exclusive reception with guest speaker, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP. Sajid Javid was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove.

Date: 18:00, Tuesday 3rd February, 2015

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Bright Blue and Fabian Society conference: A future without poverty

This conference will focus on building a cross-party consensus on the attributes of and solutions for twenty-first century poverty. The day will include:

• A keynote speech from the Rt Hon Alan Milburn (Chair, Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission).

• A plenary panel debate and Question Time event with high-profile politicians and opinion formers from across the political spectrum.

• A Dragons' Den event with high-profile judges questioning the representatives of different innovative interventions across the UK to mitigate poverty.

• Break-out sessions led by a range of speakers on the following themes: good jobs; social exclusion and loneliness; stronger families in a twenty-first century world; the future of welfare reform; and young people's skills for the future. 

Confirmed speakers include the Rt Hon Alan Milburn (Chair, Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission), Jeremy Lefroy MP (Chair, Conservative Social Capital Commission), the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP (Shadow Minister for Employment), Philip Collins (Columnist, The Times), Shaun Bailey (Former Advisor to the Prime Minister on youth policy), Nicola Smith (Head of Economic and Social Affairs, TUC), Cllr Gary Porter (Leader, LGA Conservative group) and many more.

Date: 10:00-17:00, Monday 2nd March, 2015

Venue: Westminster, London - Exact venue TBC 

Lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day

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