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wales co-operative party

2019 Conference

The Dragon Hotel, 39 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LS
23rd March 10-4pm

Join with members and elected representatives from across Wales to discuss Co-operative Party policies.

Speakers include:

  • From the UK Parliament: Christina Rees MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Wales)
  • From the National Assembly: Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Rebecca Davies AM, Jeremy Miles AM, Rhianon Passmore AM, Mike Hedges AM.
  • From Local Government: Cllr Debbie Wilcox (Leader Newport Council), Phil Bale (Cardiff)
  • With Police & Crime Commissioners: Jeff Cuthbert (Gwent) & Alun Michael (South Wales)
  • From the co-op movement: Dan McCallum ( Awel Aman Tawe); Glenn Bowen (Wales Co-op Centre)

Elected Politicians Q&A and Wales Policy:

Hear from MPs, AMs and local government councillors about co-operation in Westminster, Cardiff Bay and at local government regarding key policy issues for Wales 2021.

Climate change, energy and environment:

Building on the Co-operative Party’s longstanding commitment to action on climate change and our belief that we can achieve more for our environment when working co-operatively than we can alone. We need to reflect on how co-operative approaches can convince and engage those communities who may lose out from environmental measures, whether it’s job losses in older, more polluting industries or new levies on higher emission cars in our cities and towns.

Community, place and power:

Looking at bottom up initiatives which build stronger communities, we seek to answer wider questions about how power is distributed around the UK, and how to rebalance this to give citizens and communities a greater say and stake. With the With the EU Withdrawal Bill reigniting the debate on devolution, with Westminster retaining control over aspects of law-making which are otherwise devolved to Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, this policy consultation proposes a co-operative vision.

Co-operative Party Campaigning:

Find out how you can take part in the award winning campaign to rid council supply chains of the scourge of modern slavery as well as details of a new campaign, shortly to be launched.

Proposed format: (subject to change)

10.15 Welcome
10.30 – 11.30 Policy debate 1: Climate change, energy & the environment
11.30 – 12.30 Policy debate 2: Community, Place and Power
12.30 – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00 – 2.30pm Policy – Wales: key policy issues for Wales 2021, incorporating a Q&A with elected representatives
2.30 – 3.30pm Campaigning: with James Butler, Campaigns Officer
3.30 – 4pm Next-steps

Co-operative Party Women's Network

Open to all Women:

4.15 - 5.15pm Campaigning for shared parental leave with Ria Bernard, Co-ordinator: Women's Network.

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