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Scottish Labour conference agenda

The Scottish Labour Party met for its spring conference in Aviemore between Friday, 28 March and Sunday 30 March.

Here, was the agenda for the three-day gathering.


0930: Conference Arrangements Committee Report by Dougie Rooney, chair of the Conference Arrangements Committee
0935: Welcome from Dave Stewart MSP, chair of Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Labour Party
0940: Address by Stuart Clark, chair of the Scottish Labour Party
0950: Scottish Policy Forum Report presented by Cathy Jamieson MSP, Deputy leader of Scottish Labour
1000: Address by Colin Smyth, new Scottish General Secretary
1010: Policy debate - Labour in local government
1050: Address by Councillor Pat Watters, president, Cosla.
1100: Address by Andy Kerr MSP, local government spokesman
1110: National policy forum debate - Engaging in Europe
1130: Address by Jim Murphy MP, Minister for Europe
1140: National policy forum debate - Eliminating World Poverty
1220: Address by Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for International Development
1245: Conference adjourns
1415: Conference Arrangements outlined by Dougie Rooney
1420: Policy debate -Tackling Poverty and Social Justice
1445: Address by Johann Lamont MSP, communities spokeswoman
1500: Keynote speech by Gordon Brown MP, UK prime minister and Labour leader
1600: Conference adjourns for "breakout sessions"
1730: Conference adjourns
1930: Conference quiz and disco


0930: Conference Arrangements outlined by Dougie Rooney
0935: Policy Debate - Health and Wellbeing
1015: Address by Margaret Curran MSP, spokeswoman for health and wellbeing
1030: Address by Lesley Quinn, Scottish General Secretary
1040: Policy Debate - Justice Q&A
1115: Address by Phil McGarry, president of the STUC
1125: Address by Hugh Scullion, Scottish Labour Party Treasurer
1135: Address by Harriet Harman MP, chair of the Labour Party
1200: Conference adjourns
1430: Conference Arrangements outlined by Dougie Rooney
1435: Address by Iain Miller, Chairperson of the Scottish Co-operative Party
1445: Address by George Foulkes, MSP
1500: Address by Wendy Alexander MSP, leader of Scottish Labour
1600: Conference adjourns
2100: Conference party


0930: Conference arrangements, including results of the ballots for the Scottish Executive Committee, conference arrangements committee and National Policy Forum.
0945: Party Reform Debate - Reform, renew, reconnect & constitutional amendments
1030: Policy debate - Education and Skills
1110: Address by Rhona Brankin MSP, Education and Lifelong Learning spokeswoman
1120: Policy Debate - Building a Prosperous Scotland
1150: Address by Iain Gray MSP, Finance spokesman
1200: Vote of thanks to be given by Dave Watson, vice-chair of the Scottish Labour Party
1210: Keynote address by Des Browne MP
1240: Conference adjourns


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