As Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, on Saturday 21st May I am pleased to announce that I am convening a ‘State of the Economy’ conference at Imperial College in London and you are invited to join us.

Following on from my ‘New Economics Lecture Series’, currently touring the country to open up the debate about the future of our economy to people outside of Westminster, this one day conference will hear from experts about the current state of the UK economy but will also be an opportunity for everyone to pitch in their own ideas.

I am delighted we have a range of excellent speakers confirmed already including Ha-Joon Chang, Richard Murphy, Anastasia Nesvetailova, Jonathan Portes, Adrienne Roberts, Anneliese Dodds MEP and many more.

In the morning and afternoon workshop sessions we have planned I am very much looking forward to hearing the ideas that you have to bring to the conference where we will be discussing a range of different topics ranging from tax, sustainable economics, debt, technology and alternative models of ownership to name just a few. Groups confirmed already to take part in the workshop sessions include the Women’s Budget Group and the Jubilee Debt Campaign.

Labour’s entire Shadow Treasury team will be attending and chairing sessions throughout the day and the ideas that are discussed will help to inform our ongoing policy making process.

Tickets are £10 to cover the cost of the venue and refreshments on the day. Please register to come here:

I really hope you are able to join us for what should be a fascinating and exciting day of debate, contributions and ideas.


John McDonnell MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

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