Progressive Britain Conference – May 2022

On the 14th of May 2022, over 200 Progressive Britain members, friends and interested people joined us for our first in-person gathering as Progressive Britain. 

At the all-day event, we tackled some of the biggest challenges Britain was facing having just come out of the pandemic. The climate and cost of living crises and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine were only some of the fulcrums of massive change facing us. 

Our future relationship with Europe, the scope of post-pandemic health services and what to do about our low productivity were all questions with long roots, kicked by the current government into the long grass.

The only alternative to continued dither and delay, to ‘solutions’ that put the biggest burden on the least well off is a Labour government. And, after far too long, that looks like it may be in sight.

So, for the Progressive Britain conference of 2022 we asked, what might a Labour government do? What should its programme be?


In a day packed with speeches and panels we heard from Labour frontbenchers and shadow ministers such as: 

  • David Lammy, Shadow Foreign Secretary
  • Bridget Phillipson, Shadow Education Secretary
  • Pat McFadden, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Alison McGovern, Shadow Minister for Employment
  • Stella Creasy, Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills



14th May 2022


Trade Union Congress, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

David Lammy

Shadow Foreign Secretary

Stella Creasy

Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills

Bridget Phillipson

Shadow Education Secretary

Alison McGovern

Shadow Minister for Employment

Ayesha Hazarika

Broadcaster, Journalist, Commentator

Pat McFadden

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury