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It will now take place on SATURDAY 1ST OCTOBER.

Co-operative Party Conference

Building Equalities for All

Our online inaugural Conference is dedicated to the work of our member-led Equalities Networks and addressing intersectional themes.



The Morning - Addressing Intersectionality

10.00 - 10.20: Welcome & Showcase:

  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities & Chair of Labour Party

10.20 - 10.50: Panel Discussion: Making Safer Communities - Tackling Hate Crime, speakers include:

  • Rose Simkins,¬†Chief Executive, Stop Hate UK
  • Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice

10.50: Comfort break

11.00: Welcome back

  • Jennifer Hemingway, Co-operative Party Equalities Officer

11.05 - 11.45: Panel Discussion: Pushing Back Barriers - Standing for Election, speakers include:

  • Cllr Dylan Tippetts, Plymouth Council
  • Cllr Fleur Donnelly-Jackson, Brent Council
  • Abdi Duale, Co-operator and member of Labour Party NEC

11.45 - 12.25: Panel Discussion: Cost of Living Crisis & Impact on Minority Groups, speakers include:

  • Dr Halima Begum, Runnymede Trust
  • Paul O'Kane MSP
  • Mike Brown, Student Co-op Homes

12.25: Summary of morning's discussions

  • Cllr Tina Bhartwas, EAC Member for Youth Network

12.30: Lunch break

If you wish to submit a question for any of our panellists ahead of the event, you may email them to events@party.coop
The Afternoon - Update from your Networks

1pm - 1:45pm

LGBTQ+ Co-operators

3.15pm - 4pm

Women's Network

1:45pm - 2.30pm

BAME Co-operators

4pm - 4.45pm

(dis)Abiity Network

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Youth Network