Mile End Institute

In Conversation with Yvette Cooper

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19 January 2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

The Mile End Institute's new series of events brings senior figures from across the political spectrum to Queen Mary University of London for an in-depth exploration of their politics.

In conversation with Professor Philip Cowley of QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations, we will ask what motivates our political leaders, how they come to make difficult decisions, and what it takes to win.


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Yvette Cooper MP is chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. She served as a minister under Gordon Brown and stood for the Labour Party leadership following the 2015 election defeat.

We will be speaking to her about the future of the Labour party, her response to the refugee crisis and how politicians can deal with social media.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception to which all are welcome.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.