We are pleased to confirm the details of our Ulster Fry breakfast events at this year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences.
The Panel discussions at both events will be debating the question ‘Why is Northern Ireland out of step with equality?’ and we are grateful for the support of friends from right across the political spectrum who will be speaking and discussing this and other important issues.
The Labour event will take place at the Princess Suite 1, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1QW
on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, from 8.30am to 10am.
The event will be hosted by Lord Alf Dubs. Tony Lloyd MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Irish Labour Party, will speak on Brexit. Channel 4 News political editor Gary Gibbon will chair a panel discussion comprising Claire Hanna MLA SDLP, Órfhlaith Begley MP Sinn Fein, Conor McGinn MP and Stella Creasy MP.
Our Conservative Party event will take place at IET Birmingham: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, from 8.30am to 10am.
Shailesh Vara MP, Minister of State for Northern Ireland, will make the opening speech and answer questions from the floor.
Channel 4 political editor Gary Gibbon will then facilitate a panel discussion and Q&As including:
Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP for Chipping Barnet – Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2012 to 2016
Senator Frank Feighan – Irish Government representative
Jonathan Buckley MLA – DUP
Matthew O’Toole – former adviser to 10 Downing Street
Robin Swann MLA – UUP
Dr Tom Kelly OBE, Irish and UK media commentator and former Chair of Stronger in Europe
As always, a full Ulster Fry breakfast will be served at both events!