Programme for New Labour, New Britain? The 1997 Election, 25 Years On
12:30pm: Introduction by Dr Patrick Diamond (Director of the Mile End Institute)
12:45pm: 'The Road to 1997': Modernisation and Change in the Labour Party and the '97 Campaign
Chair: Professor Steven Fielding (Professor of Political History, University of Nottingham)
Presentation by Professor Tim Bale (QMUL): 'The 1997 Result'
- Dame Margaret Hodge MP (Former Chair of the Public Accounts Committee) - changing Labour in London and the role and importance of local government.
- Rt Hon Caroline Flint (Former Labour Cabinet Minister) - the modernisation of the Labour Party since the Kinnock era.
- Professor Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway University of London) - the impact of all-women shortlists and the implications of the 1997 result for women's representation.
- John McTernnan (Journalist and former Political Secretary to Tony Blair).
2pm: Keynote Address (chaired by Dr Lyndsey Jenkins, QMUL)
Speaker: Rt Hon David Miliband (Foreign Secretary, 2007-10 and President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee)
3pm: Coffee Break
3:15pm: Was there a 'Blair Revolution' in British Politics?
Chair: Dr Karl Pike (QMUL)
- Polly Toynbee (Columnist for The Guardian) - social policy.
- Will Hutton (Columnist and President-designate of the Academy of Social Sciences) - the economy.
- Sunder Katwala (Director of British Future).
4.15pm: Where next for Labour?
Chair: Dr Colm Murphy (QMUL)
- Stella Creasy MP (Walthamstow)
- Rupa Huq MP (Ealing Central and Acton)
- Dr Lise Butler (City University)
- Harry Quilter-Pinner (Director of Research and Engagement at the Institute for Public Policy Research)
- Professor Eunice Goes (Richmond University)
5:15pm: 'The View from Millbank Tower': Reflections on Labour's Past and Future
Chair: Dr Robert Saunders (QMUL)
Discussant: Lord (Peter) Mandelson (First Secretary of State, 2009-10)
6.15pm: Drinks Reception