Building the Good Society: add your voice to the debate

Building the Good Society: add your voice to the debate

I wanted you to know that over 600 people have now registered for the Compass conference Building the Good Society. This means we have less than 300 places left with 12 days to go.

Given the limited number of tickets remaining, if you haven’t already booked your place I’d recommend you do so this week:

As someone who has been involved in the work of Compass, the UK’s most influential political pressure group, we want you to attend – this is why.

We believe that if we are to be successful in Building the Good Society we need the involvement of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people right across the country. This is why last week, to coincide with this important conference, Lisa Nandy MP launched our voices for the good society initiative – where we are asking you to offer your ideas for the good society. Share your ideas by clicking here:

Sebastian told us he thinks it’s saying hello to the postman, Ian said he thinks it’s cafes, live music, sports activities, and youth clubs. What glimpses of the good society do you see in your everyday life? In the run-up to the conference we need you to tell your stories and insights to bring the good society to life. When we know what it is in life that we want more of then we can build an economy, a state and civil society that can help to get us there. We will use your examples at the conference and in our upcoming research and campaigning work to build a popular politics for a good society.

This is why we want you to be there on Saturday 25 June at the Institute of Education to get your input and to share with us your ideas for Building the Good Society –  to add your voice to the debate.

Other contributors joining us at the event to debate the ideas, campaigns and coalitions needed to build the good society include: Jon Cruddas MP; Chuka Umunna MP; Lisa Nandy MP; Caroline Lucas MP; Prof Francesca Klug OBE; Baroness Prof Ruth Lister CBE; Polly Toynbee, The Guardian; Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman; John Harris, The Guardian; Lord Maurice Glasman; Jonathan Rutherford, Soundings; Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper; Frances O’Grady, TUC; Stella Creasy MP; Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP; Jack Dromey MP; Tim Horton, The Fabian Society; Emily Thornberry MP – we’ll be announcing further high-profile contributors in the coming days. For the full line-up click here

Held in association with the FES, New Statesman and The Guardian this will be the biggest and most inspiring gathering of centre-left activists all year.

Join me on Saturday 25 June at the Institute of Education in London and together let’s build a good society!

I hope you will be there, please register now


P.S: We have a very limited number of places left at our Transforming Labour: ideas for refounding and reforming the Party event with Peter Hain at 6.30pm in the House of Commons this Tuesday 14 June. Click here for more details and to register.