Tom Goodenough

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide
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The Conservative party conference is now in full swing, with a host of top cabinet ministers taking to the stage in Birmingham today. Defence secretary Michael Fallon, Justice secretary Liz Truss and Home secretary Amber Rudd will all be speaking this morning. While Jeremy Hunt and Education secretary Justine Greening are up this afternoon. Here's the full list of what's on today:

Main conference:

10.30am - 11am:

Celebrating the union:

Andrew Davies, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly for Wales, is joined by:

Wales secretary Alun Cairns

Scotland secretary David Mundell

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire


A society that works for everyone

Defence secretary Michael Fallon

Justice secretary Liz Truss

Home secretary Amber Rudd

2.30pm - 4.15pm:

A society that works for everyone

Work and pensions secretary Damian Green

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Education secretary Justine Greening

Fringe events:

12pm - 1pm:

The Border after Brexit: How can we secure Britain's borders?

Adam Smith Institute

Speakers: Ranil Jayawardena MP, Home Affairs Select Committee; Charlie Elphicke MP; Ed West, The Spectator

IET Austin Court: Boulton/Faraday Room

12.45pm - 2pm:

Conservatives, social mobility and the world of work

Bright Blue

Speakers: Matthew Hancock MP

Hilton Garden Inn: Lismore

12.45pm - 2pm:

David Davis MP in conversation with Iain Dale


Birmingham ICC: Hall 1

12.45pm - 2pm:

Brexit means Brexit

UK 2020

Speakers: Owen Paterson MP, Chairman, UK 2020; Tim Montgomerie, The Times

St Luke's, Gas Street, Birmingham

12.45pm - 2pm:

Making Brexit Work, Making This Parliament Work, Making The Majority Work


Speakers: Rt. Hon Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland's First Minister

Birmingham ICC: Castle Fine Art Gallery

1pm - 2pm:

Ruth Davidson in conversation with Fraser Nelson

Centre for social justice

Speakers: Ruth Davidson; Fraser Nelson

Symphony ballroom, Hyatt Regency

1pm - 2pm:

A country that works for everyone – planning’s role

Royal Town Planning Institute

Speakers: Bob Neill, MP; Gavin Barwell MP

Novotel Birmingham Centre : Priestly & Darwin Suite

2pm - 3pm:

One Nation in a Post-Referendum World

Policy Exchange

Speakers: Ruth Davidson MSP; Jesse Norman MP

Birmingham ICC: The Policy Exchange Marquee

2.30pm - 3.45pm:

Inequality: does it matter?

Speakers: Steve Baker MP; Polly Toynbee, Guardian

Birmingham ICC: The Think Tent

3.45pm - 5.15pm:

Shaping a new future for Britain post-Brexit

Conservative Voice

Speakers: David Davis MP

Hyatt Regency Birmingham: Allegro

4.15pm - 5.15pm:

Global Britain: life after Brexit


Speakers: Dr Liam Fox MP

Birmingham ICC: Hall 5

5.30pm - 6.45pm:

Future Challenges in Defence

Politics Home

Speakers: Michael Fallon MP

Birmingham ICC: Hall 10b

5.45pm - 7pm:

The future of conservatism and the UK - an interview with Iain Duncan Smith MP

UK 2020

Speakers: Owen Paterson MP; Iain Duncan Smith MP

St Luke's, Gas Street

6pm - 7pm:

Free to go global: opportunities in a post-Brexit Britain

The Spectator and Sky

Speakers: Tony Abbott; Fraser Nelson; David Davis MP; Andrew Griffith, group chief operating officer, Sky

Birmingham ICC: Hall 9

6pm - 7pm:

Academisation and Grammar Schools - the solution, or a distraction?

Schools Week

Speakers: Justine Greening MP; David Laws

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

7.30pm - 8.45pm:

CBI Business reception

CBI and the University of Warwick

Speakers: Philip Hammond MP

Birmingham ICC: Hall 10b

7.30pm - 9pm:

Beyond the Bubble

Ipsos Mori

Speakers: Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI; Dominic Raab MP; Gavin Barwell MP

Birmingham ICC: Hall 8a

7.30pm - 9pm:

A marriage of convenience: what now for the EU and the UK?

Bright Blue

Speakers: Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, Vote Leave; Vicky Pryce

Hilton Garden Inn: Lismore

9.30pm - 11pm:

Conservative Friends of Israel Conference Reception

Speakers: Sir Eric Pickles

Birmingham ICC: Hall 8