In the middle of one of the most turbulent years in British political history, progressives got together for a day to talk about the big ideas that will change this country for the better.


With panels on everything from climate change to intergenerational fairness, and guests that ranged from high ranking MPs to local organisers on the ground, Progress Annual conference marked the beginning of a new kind of movement for progressive politics.

Jess Phillips Town Hall

To kick the day off, Jess Phillips took to the stage to talk about what the future of progressive politics could look like in a town hall session, where she she didwhat she does best – saying what she thinks. (And answering your questions).


  • Jess Phillips MP
  • Alison McGovern MP

Breakout Sessions

Fighting the far-right on and offline


What next for Labour?

With a disappointing set of local election results for Labour, the panel examined the fallout and debated the challenges that lie ahead.


  • Chair: Gaby Hinsliff
  • Stephen Bush
  • Seb Dance MEP
  • Cllr Farah Hussain
  • Mary Creagh MP
  • Dame Margaret Hodge MP

Breakout Sessions – 2.30pm

Progress Question Time

MPs, journalists and commentators took your questions about the future of the progressive politics.


  • Chair: Ayesha Hazarika
  • Stella Creasy MP
  • Rosie Duffield MP
  • Cllr Rezina Chowdhury
  • Kate Proctor
  • Angela Eagle MP