ConservativeHome presents ‘The North’s Economic Recovery – an evening with the NRG’

11 Dec

Given that it is a year on from 2019’s stunning electoral gains in the former Red Wall, our next live online event is particularly timely. We hope you’ll join us for The North’s Economic Recovery – an evening with the NRG.

Our editor, Paul Goodman, will be joined by a panel of three prominent MPs from the Northern Research Group – Jake Berry MP, Dehenna Davison MP and John Stevenson MP – at 6pm on Thursday 17th December, via Zoom.

Since its foundation earlier this year, the NRG has become an important voice on the backbenches, and we are fortunate to be joined by three of its leading lights. This event will provide an opportunity for viewers and politicians alike to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Conservative Party in the North of England.

As well as putting ConservativeHome readers’ questions to the panel, we’ll be discussing topics including:

How will the ‘levelling up’ agenda translate into hard policy? What should the Government’s approach be to help the North recover from the economic damage inflicted by the pandemic? Where and when will the new infrastructure promised in the 2019 manifesto be built?

As ever, this event is free to take part in – please click here to sign up for your ticket, and feel free to share the link with your friends, family and fellow activists.

Kate Hoey joins us for the next episode of ConservativeHome Live

27 Nov

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the next instalment of our ConservativeHome Live interview series, for which we will be joined by yet another very special guest: Kate Hoey.

During her 30 years as Labour MP for Vauxhall, Kate won both fans and critics across party lines by her willingness to stand up for her beliefs – vocally opposing the hunting ban as Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, defying Robert Mugabe by sneaking into Zimbabwe to meet with opposition leaders, and most famously campaigning for the UK to leave the EU. Her votes to honour the outcome of the 2016 referendum proved crucial more than once in the 2017-19 Parliament, as she resisted intense pressure from her then party to back down.

Having chosen not to stand again in last year’s General Election, in October she was elevated to the House of Lords, as Baroness Hoey of Lylehill and Rathlin, where she sits as a non-affiliated peer.

Join us live as we discuss her experiences as a Labour Eurosceptic, as well as her perspective on the modern left, the future of Brexit and the challenges facing London. It is set to be a truly fascinating hour, with a unique politician who has a deserved reputation for speaking her mind.

Thanks to the support of our sponsor, Thorncliffe, this online event will be free to view. As ever, there will be a chance for audience members to put their questions to Kate, too.

The event will take place via Zoom at 7pm-8pm, Tuesday 1st December.

Click here to register for your free ticket.

Kate Hoey joins us for the next episode of ConservativeHome Live

27 Nov

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the next instalment of our ConservativeHome Live interview series, for which we will be joined by yet another very special guest: Kate Hoey.

During her 30 years as Labour MP for Vauxhall, Kate won both fans and critics across party lines by her willingness to stand up for her beliefs – vocally opposing the hunting ban as Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, defying Robert Mugabe by sneaking into Zimbabwe to meet with opposition leaders, and most famously campaigning for the UK to leave the EU. Her votes to honour the outcome of the 2016 referendum proved crucial more than once in the 2017-19 Parliament, as she resisted intense pressure from her then party to back down.

Having chosen not to stand again in last year’s General Election, in October she was elevated to the House of Lords, as Baroness Hoey of Lylehill and Rathlin, where she sits as a non-affiliated peer.

Join us live as we discuss her experiences as a Labour Eurosceptic, as well as her perspective on the modern left, the future of Brexit and the challenges facing London. It is set to be a truly fascinating hour, with a unique politician who has a deserved reputation for speaking her mind.

Thanks to the support of our sponsor, Thorncliffe, this online event will be free to view. As ever, there will be a chance for audience members to put their questions to Kate, too.

The event will take place via Zoom at 7pm-8pm, Tuesday 1st December.

Click here to register for your free ticket.

Today’s ConservativeHome online fringe event line-up: Barclay, Buckland, Ford, Glen, Afolami and Courts

3 Oct

And we’re off! Welcome to Day One of our online Party Conference fringe programme. All of today’s ConservativeHome events are listed below, including a range of MPs, ministers, industry voices and experts discussing numerous essential topics, including economic recovery, protecting low-income families, future trade and the prevention of crime.

Participation in all of our events is completely free of charge and is open to Party members and non-members alike. To take part, simply register for your free Party Member or Observer (member of the public) ticket to access the Conservative Party Conference here, and visit the ConservativeHome events area in the Fringe zone.

The ConservativeHome 2020 Conference Programme is kindly sponsored by TheCityUK.

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins our conference fringe line-up – register now for the Moggcast LIVE

1 Oct

I’m very pleased to announce a very special new addition to our Party Conference online fringe programme: Jacob Rees-Mogg will be joining us for a live episode of the Moggcast.

Paul Goodman, ConservativeHome’s Editor, will be interviewing Jacob in front of a live audience from 7pm-8pm on Tuesday 6th October, the final day of the Conservative Party Conference. This event will take place over Zoom, like our monthly ConservativeHome Live series.

We’ll be exploring the Leader of the House’s view on the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit, and the future of the Government – plus, of course, asking him questions put forward by the audience.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Thorncliffe, this event is free to view, and open to all. Just click here to register with Zoom for your free ticket.

This takes our full fringe programme to 19 events, featuring over 70 speakers – do take a look at the full listings here.

I’ve enclosed a few other highlights below:

Presenting ConservativeHome’s online Party Conference fringe events

23 Sep

Many ConservativeHome readers will be familiar with our annual programme of fringe events at the Conservative Party Conference. Every year the ConHome marquee is full to bursting with audiences who come to hear a wide range of ministers, MPs, experts and commentators discuss the big issues of the day. People often tell us that they spend more time at our events than in the actual conference hall, which is praise indeed.

I am very pleased to announce that this year we will again be presenting a bustling programme of ConservativeHome fringe events for our readers to enjoy – hosted online, alongside the online Party Conference. 2020 may have disrupted all sorts of events and institutions, but not this one.

Over the course of three days – Saturday 3rd October, Sunday 4th October and Monday 5th October – our team will be hosting no fewer than 18 fringe events.

These include ‘In Conversation With…’ interviews with prominent Cabinet Ministers and parliamentarians, and panel events on a panoply of topics, from the Red Wall seats to the future of transport, and from post-Brexit trade policy to cutting reoffending – all hosted, of course, by the ConservativeHome editorial team.

The full event listings can be found here.

We hope you will join us, and take the opportunity to engage in what promises to be a fascinating and entertaining few days of discussion and debate.

All of our fringe events are completely free to view, and for the first time they will be open to Party members and non-members alike, meaning that this year we hope to reach an even wider audience than at the traditional in-person conference. To take part, simply register for your free Party Member or Observer (member of the public) ticket to access the Conservative Party Conference here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Tune in to our next ConservativeHome Live event – with special guest Katharine Birbalsingh

3 Sep

I’m pleased to say we have a great lineup of guests for our ConservativeHome Live events this Autumn.

I will be interviewing our next special guest, Free School pioneer Katharine Birbalsingh, next week – at 7pm on Wednesday 9th September.

As Headmistress and co-founder of the Michaela Community School in Wembley, Katharine is a fearless champion of education as a force to change lives for the better – and an equally fearless challenger of the misguided orthodoxies that have stood in its way.

Join us as we explore her Free School experiences, discuss her perspective on the recent exam crisis and the return of pupils to school, and cover other topics from freedom of expression to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thanks to the support of our sponsor, Thorncliffe, this online event will be FREE to view. As ever, there will be a chance for audience members to put their questions to Katharine, too.

Click here to register for your free ticket.

TONIGHT: ConservativeHome Live – in conversation with Matthew Elliott

12 Aug

There’s still time to register for your free ticket to take part in our next ConservativeHome Live interview, which takes place at 7pm tonight.

I’ll be speaking to Matthew Elliott – co-founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, chief executive of Vote Leave, and one of the UK’s most successful political strategists – about the emerging faultlines and flashpoints in British politics, the strategic challenges facing the Government and, of course, the state of play on Brexit. Given this morning’s dire economic data, and the Chancellor’s warning about further disruption to come, it will be particularly interesting to ask a leading fiscal hawk about the next steps in terms of tax, spending and the deficit.

As ever, audience members will also be able to put their own questions to Matthew, too.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor, Thorncliffe, this event will be free to view – click here to sign up for your ticket.