ProLondon conference 2011

ProLondon conference 2011

There is an alternative

Protecting London
Opposing Tory Cuts

19th February 2011,
Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1H
10am–5pm


Register now!

£10 (individuals)

£6 (unwaged)

Or send cheques payable to ‘Progressive London’ to: 20 Hanson St, London W1W 6UF.


The Tory-led cuts agenda is set to cause great damage to our public services, jobs and the quality of life of all our communities.

Nationally, Cameron and Osborne are carrying out cuts on a scale that Thatcher could only dream about. In London Tory Mayor Boris Johnson is putting the interest of the wealthiest first, calling for lower taxes on the rich whilst driving through huge transport fare increases.

There is an alternative to this ideological attack. This conference will bring together leading figures to discuss building the widest possible alliances against the Tory-led cuts in London and beyond and the progressive alternatives we need.


Speakers include:
Ken LivingstoneFrances O'Grady, TUC Deputy Gen Sec • Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman’s Senior Editor (politics) • Rowenna Davis, Journalist • Sadiq Khan MP, Shadow Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice • Josie Long, Comedian and Student • Kevin Maguire, Political Editor, The MirrorTessa Jowell, Shadow Minister for Olympics • Mark Ferguson, LabourlistSally Hunt, General Secretary, UCU • Jody McIntyre, Journalist and political activist • Mark Wallinger, Artist, Save the Arts • Laurie Penny, Journalist • Daniel Garvin, UK Uncut • Richard Ascough, GMB Regional Secretary • Jenny Jones AMSteven Cowan, Leader of Labour group, Hammersmith • Megan Dobney, SERTUC Regional Secretary • Helen Gardener, Boriswatch • Nicky Gavron AMSteve Hart, Unite Regional Secretary • Kate Hudson, General Secretary CND • Gerry Doherty, TSSA General Secretary • Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of Labour group, Westminster • Darren Johnson AMChristine Quigley, Chair - London Young Labour • David Lammy MPHugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary, PCS union • James Mills, Save EMA Campaign • Mick Burke, Socialist Economic Bulletin • Claude Moraes MEPAndy Newman, blogger, Socialist Unity • Linda Perks, Unison Regional Secretary • Caroline Pidgeon AMJules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney • Andy Slaughter MPVictoria Chick, Economist • Andrew Murray, Chair, Stop the War Coalition • Salma Yaqoob, Cllr and Respect Leader • Eileen Short, Defend Council Housing • Kanja Sesay, NUS Black Students’ Officer • Edie Friedman, Director, Jewish Council for Racial Equality • Seumas Milne, The GuardianClifford Singer, False Economy • Jon Trickett MP, Shadow Minister of State — Cabinet Office • Val Shawcross AMMary Robertson, SOAS Occupation •Ismail Patel, BMI • Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Minister for Health • Mike Tuffrey AMCatherine West, Leader of Islington Council • Len Duvall AMDuncan Weldon, Economist • Bruce Kent, Vice President, CND • Cat Smith, Chair - Compass Youth • Simon Weller, ASLEF • Jeremy Corbyn MPSinead Pentony, Head of Policy - TASC • John Haylett, Morning Star • Aaron Kiely, Kent Occupier • Chuka Umunna MP

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