Unlock Democracy: Radical solutions to fix broken Britain (Labour Fringe)

24 Sep

Jury's Inn Liverpool, 31 Keel Wharf UK, L3 4FN

Monday 24 Sep 18 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Unlock Democracy are hosting this event at Labour Party Conference.


  • Lisa Nandy MP – Member of Parliament for Wigan and Co-Founder of the Centre for Towns
  • Simon Alcock – Head of UK Public Affairs, ClientEarth
  • Councillor Mete Coban – Chief Executive, My Life My Say
  • Cat Hobbs – Founder and Director, We Own It
  • Adam Ramsay – Co-Editor, OpenDemocracy


Alexandra Runswick – Director, Unlock Democracy

Stagnating wages, a housing crisis, an ageing population, climate change, increasing job insecurity, decreasing equality, more power in the hands of Westminster, less power in the hands of communities, spiralling student debt, an NHS and public services crippled by underfunding, dirty money controlling our politics…

While Westminster’s attention has been fixated on Brexit since that fateful vote in June 2016, the UK is facing systemic changes and challenges that aren’t going to go away with wishful thinking.

We’ve yet to take a step and ask what we want for society now, and for future generations to come. Systemic challenges need to be met with radical solutions, so we need to tackle head first the big problems facing our society with big solutions.

This event will see panellists will pitch the one big idea that they think would shape the future of Britain for the better. But that’s just the start of the conversation – we’ll be inviting audience participants to have a go at pitching their one big idea.

Let’s not write off a generation – let’s turn to the big idea that can change the face of the UK.

The event will be hosted on Monday 24 September from 12:30 – 2pm in Suite 8 at the Jurys Inn Liverpool.

This is approximately a 3 minute walk from the ACC Liverpool, which is the main Labour Party conference venue.

Food and drinks will be served at the event.

This event is outside the secure zone. You will therefore not need a party conference pass to attend.

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Jury's Inn Liverpool, 31 Keel Wharf UK

Jurys Inn Liverpool, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, UK

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