British Future at party conferences 2018

Posted on 13 September 2018

British Future will have a presence at Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences this year.

Our events are focused on the new findings from the National Conversation on Immigration, the biggest-ever public consultation on immigration. Researchers held over 130 meetings in 60 locations across every nation and region of the UK, with citizens’ panels, recruited to be representative of the local population, in each place alongside meetings with local government, businesses, faith and civil society groups. Nationally representative research by ICM polled 3,667 people across the UK and an open online survey was completed by nearly 10,000 people. The approach builds on a model used by the Canadian Government to help shape its approach to immigration. The report is published on Monday 17 September and can be downloaded at



09.30-10.30 on Monday 24th September

Policy Exchange

Towards a kinder gentler politics on social media – why we need a new ethos of civility

ACC Hall 2 – Liverpool

Speakers: Wes Streeting MP; David Goodhart, Policy Exchange; Sunder Katwala, British Future.


24th September,  12:00

British Future & PwC

Immigration after Brexit: can we find common ground?

ACC Concourse, Room 2 – Liverpool

Speakers include Yvette Cooper MP; Rosie Carter, HOPE not hate;  Jill Rutter, British Future.


25th September, 8.00am

Fabian Society

Immigration, integration and employment – what’s the connection?

Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

Speakers: Mike Buckley (Fabians), Heather Staff (RAMP) ,Chris Gale (Ben and Jerry’s), Jill Rutter (British Future), Kate Green MP (Chair).



Tuesday 2nd October  2pm – 3:30pm

ConservativeHome in partnership with British Future and PwC

Immigration after Brexit: is there common ground?

International Convention Centre Hall 6 – Birmingham 

Speakers include Matt Warman MP; Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future and Julia Onslow-Cole, PwC . Guest speaker TBC

Chaired by ConservativeHome



Liberal Democrats

British Future Director Sunder Katwala spoke on two panels organised by other organisations:

Saturday 15 September, 20.15 – 21.30

Liberal Democrats Fringe

How can we attract and retain candidates from diverse backgrounds?

Hilton, Brighton Metropole

Speakers: Daisy Cooper, Roderick Lynch, Sunder Katwala, Rachel Palma-Randle (Chair)


Monday 17 September 8-9am

Demos in association with the Centre for Progressive Policy

Can inclusive growth provide an answer to rising populism?

Hilton Brighton Metropole, Gloucester Room

Speakers: Dame Julie Mellor (Chair); Wera Hobhouse MP; Sunder Katwala, British Future; Charlotte Alldritt, Centre for Progressive Policy; Sacha Hilhorst, Demos.