Today’s featured speaker at my fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference is Alex Smith, Editor of top Labour blog LabourList. I am very pleased indeed that Alex agreed to speak at my meeting. As the editor of a blog which takes a wide range of contributions he will have a different perspective from those of us who produce solo efforts.
Alex has written on politics and web campaigning in both Britain and the United States for Progress, Compass, the Fabians and Total Politics magazine Progressive London, the Government Gazette and House Magazine. He has, in addition, spoken at events for organisations including Progressive London, Compass, Progress, Republic, the Fabians and the BBC College of Journalism.
Alex also has international experience, having spent 2007-2008 in the United States, working in New York and volunteering on the Obama campaign in Brooklyn. He later devised and directed the independent, grassroots organisation Drive for Obama.
At home in London Alex is a co-founder of the Latimer Project and a governor at Holloway School.
Alex is currently on sabbatical from LabourList, and is working as Director of Online Communications and Campaigns for Ed Miliband’s campaign for the Labour leadership.
My fringe meeting is on Monday 27 September at 6.00pm at Manchester Central, Charter 1 in the secure zone. The other speakers are Tom Harris MP, Jessica Asato and Councillor John Gray from the London Borough of Newham.