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Yorkshire regional conference

On Saturday 14th March 2020, the Co-operative Party’s Yorkshire regional conference will take place at Sheffield Hallam University.

There will be a particular focus on some of the big challenges our economy and communities face across the region, a spotlight on policy, as well as showcasing  co-operative solutions that can be expanded and supported to build the fairer future we so desperately need.

  • Policy debate: Connecting communities (from buses to broadband): short speeches from industry figures, followed by panel debate and Q&A on ensuring businesses work for the common good and how good governance is critical to creating a fairer economy.  As co-operators we want to see an economy that is characterised by fairness and this means all businesses playing their part.
  • Policy debate: Corporate Governance:  short speeches from industry figures, followed by panel debate and Q&A to discuss how across the country, co-operative, social enterprise and other forms of not-for-profit bus operators are proving that it’s possible to run transport services that are affordable and responsive to the needs of local people.  Plus co-operative solutions to tackle digital exclusion – with examples of community broadband and the rural communities that now enjoy access they would otherwise have been denied.
  • Be a Co-op Party politician (in association with Community the Union) hearing from local politicians about why the co-operative difference is important.  Plus practical information on increasing your activism, how you can be nominated as a candidate, manifesto ideas and other support
  • Co-operative Party campaigningdetails of the Party’s 2020 campaigns on community safety and protecting community assets
  • Developing a co-operation region and the Good Credit Project: with the good Credit Project: addressing credit deserts and working with credit unions (in association with Demos)
  • Co-operative Party campaigning: launching the Party’s 2020 campaign on listing key community assets

Registration is £10 (£5 concessions), which includes a sandwich lunch.

This event is open to non-members, so please share with friends, Labour Party and trade union colleagues.  You must register in advance to secure a place.

The conference will finish at 4pm, and will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Yorkshire & the Humber Co-operative Party Council.

Travel: the Sheffield Hallam University City Campus is located opposite Sheffield train station and next to Sheffield bus station – as you walk out of the station you are right in the middle of the campus.

A map of the campus can be viewed here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/how-to-find-us/city-campus-map 

To register:


14th Mar
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


Co-operative Party Events
020 7367 4150


Hallam View Owen Building
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street, Sheffield S1 2LX, United Kingdom

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