SERA at Labour Party Conference Brighton 2013

Join us in Brighton later this month for Labour Party Conference where SERA will have a series of events. We will be marking our 40th anniversary, joined by the Shadow Frontbench team and some of the people who have helped SERA campaign over the last 40 years.

SERA’s 40th Anniversary Rally

Sunday 22 September, 18:00-20:00, Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Room: Edinburgh

SERA 40 logo

Chair: Melanie Smallman


Chuka Umunna, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Mary Creagh, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Hilary Benn, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Alan Whitehead MP
Roger MacKenzie, UNISON
Huw Irranca Davies, Shadow Environment Minister
Steve Cohen, SERA co-founder and inaugural Secretary
Paul Blackstock, Calor
Stephen Joseph, Campaign for better transport and former New Ground Editor
Linda McAvan MEP

Water policy, practice & partnerships: are we flowing in the right direction?

Sunday 22 September, 20.00-22.00, Sandringham Suite, Hilton Brighton Metropole
WWF UK with SERA, sponsored by Coca Cola


Gavin Shuker MP, Shadow Minister for Water & Waste (invited)
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF UK
Jim Fox, Coca Cola Enterprises

Chaired by Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent, the Guardian

RSPB Nature Question Time

Sunday 22 September, 20.15-22.00, Regency Suite, Old Ship Hotel, King’s Road

Mary Creagh MP, Shadow DEFRA Secretary
Melanie Smallman, SERA
Martin Harper, RSPB
Chaired by Alex Kirby, journalist

Labour Cycling Launch

Monday 23 September,12.30-2.00, Grand Hotel

Maria Eagle MP
Ben Bradshaw MP
Ian Austin MP of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group
Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Commissioner for London
Peter Murray, Chair, New London Architecture, who recently cycled from Portland, Oregon to Portland Place, London to collect ideas about how to promote and improve cycling in the UK

SERA’s Labour for Cyclists campaign is supporting the launch of this voice for cyclists inside the Labour Party.

Smart Grids: Microgeneration, Storage & the Fuel Poverty Agenda

Monday 23 September, 12.30-2.00, Edinburgh Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton
PRASEG, the Micropower Council, SERA

Chair: Fiona Harvey, the Guardian (tbc)

Tom Greatrex MP, Shadow Energy Minister (tbc)
Jenny Saunders, Chief Executive, NEA
Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Chair, PRASEG and SERA Executive
Anthony Price, Director, Electricity Storage Network
Dave Sowden, Chief Executive, Micropower Council

Sustainability Hub Reception

Monday 23 September, 18.00-19.30, Albert Room, De Vere Grand Hotel, Kings Road. Brighton


Rt Hon Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary of State for DECC
Melanie Smallman, National Secretary, SERA
Martin Fahey, Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems
Tim Morris, Tata Steel

SERA in the Transport Hub

Joe Fortune, SERA Transport Coordinator will be speaking at the following events:

Should Labour abolish APD to create jobs and growth?
Monday 23 September, 12.30-2.00, Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Hall 7, Clyde

Air tax, visas, connectivity – does the UK have an aviation policy for growth?
Tuesday 24 September, 18.45-20.00, Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel – Hall 7, Clyde

Other SERA opportunities

Cllr Martin Tiedemann, SERA Co-Chair, will be speaking at the Labour Movement for Europe Rally: Winning in Europe in 2014
Sunday 22 September, 12.30-14.30, Odeon Cinema Brighton, Screen 7

SERA is one of the Socialist Societies partnering with LabourList  for the Conference Karaoke fundraiser.
Monday 23 September, 21.00-01.00, Legends Brighton, 31-34 Marine Parade
£10 entry/£5 unwaged

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