Parliamentary

The NEU’s parliamentary work aims to develop effective working relationships with members of both Houses of Parliament. We seek to influence politicians across the political spectrum, policy, parliamentary debate and legislation on education issues as well as those which impact on teachers and children more generally.

The NEU regularly submits written evidence and gives oral evidence to parliamentary inquiries as well as briefing MPs, Peers and local government.

Party Political Conferences

The National Education Union will be at the Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and Green Party Political Conferences this autumn.

If you are attending any of these conferences, please do come along to our stand and meetings if you can. Please note that with the exception of our Liberal Democrat fringe, our meetings are taking place within the conference security cordons. You will need to have a conference pass to attend – passes can be obtained from the respective parties.

Liberal Democrat
NEU Exhibition Stand: No 13, Ground Floor, Brighton Centre, King's Rd, Brighton BN1 2GR

Fringe Meeting title: Timed out – what’s getting in the way of teaching and learning?
Date: Sunday 16 September
Time: 13.00 to 14.00
Venue: Edinburgh, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Rd, Brighton, BN1 2FU (outside secure area, no pass needed)

Labour
NEU Exhibition Stand: No 49, ECL Exhibition Hall, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP

Fringe Meeting title: Timed out – what’s getting in the way of teaching and learning?
Date: Sunday 23 September
Time: 17.45 to 19.15
Venue: Hall 2, Room 3, ACC Liverpool

Hosts: NEU and Child Poverty Action Group
Meeting title: Child poverty is on the increase: what does this mean for learning?
Date: Tuesday 25 September
Time: 19.30 to 21.00
Venue: Concourse Room 1, ACC

Conservative
NEU Exhibition Stand: No 30, International Convention Centre (ICC), Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Hosts: NEU and Conservative Education Society
Fringe Meeting title: Is it still rewarding to be a teacher in England?
Date: Sunday 30 September
Time: 15.45 to 17.00
Venue: Allegro Suite, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge St, Birmingham, B1 2JZ

Hosts: NEU and Child Poverty Action Group
Meeting title: Child poverty is on the increase: what does this mean for learning?
Date: Monday 1 October
Time: 15.45 to 17.00
Venue: Andante Suite, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge St, Birmingham, B1 2JZ

Green
Stall: Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Fringe Meeting title: Timed out – what’s getting in the way of teaching and learning?
Date: Friday 5 October
Time: 14.45 to 16.00
Venue: room to be confirmed, Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Parliamentary Select Committees 

Please find below examples of the NEU’s involvement in the work of Select Committees during this parliamentary session.

Ofsted’s Inspection of Schools
NEU Written Evidence – 20 June 2018
NEU Oral Evidence – 25 June 2018

School and College Funding
NEU Written Evidence – 19 June 2018

Converting Schools to Academies
NEU Written Evidence – 14 May 2018

Alternative provision
NEU Oral Evidence – 1 May 2018
NEU Written Evidence – 12 December 2017

Early Day Motions (EDMs) we support: 

Full Funding of Teachers’ Pay Award (tabled 10.09.18)
Teachers’ Pay in Wales (tabled 05.09.18)
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the TUC (tabled 04.06.18)
Sex and Relationships Education (tabled 24.05.18)
Teachers’ Pay (tabled 22.05.18)

Further information 

For further information about our work in Westminster or for advice about how to lobby your MP locally, please contact the Union’s Parliamentary Officer Chris Brown on 0207 380 4712 or chris.brown@neu.org.uk

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