NCVO Campaigning Conference 2017 keynote speakers

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Hilary Benn

hilary bennAs the chair of the select committee on exiting the European Union, Hilary Benn has been an important parliamentary voice in the scrutiny of Brexit. He is the Labour candidate for Leeds Central at the 2017 general election having first won the seat in 1999. He was previously secretary of state at DfID and DEFRA and launched the War on Waste programme in an attempt to reduce the huge amounts of food wasted each year.

Julie Bentley

julie bentleyAs chief executive of Girlguiding, Julie Bentley has overseen the Be the Change campaign, which helps girls understand the politics of everyday life and bring about change both locally and nationally. She is the former head of the Family Planning Association and previously campaigned on issues such as the cervical cancer vaccination. In her speech she will explain how she transformed Girlguiding into a campaigning organisation and what the future of campaigning looks like.

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