There’s a transformation taking place in local government. Across the country, hundreds of Labour & Co-operative councillors are working to give local people a voice in their communities, and a say in how services are run. This year’s Co-operative Party Local Government Conference will focus on practical steps to deliver your co-operative manifesto commitments as we bring together Co-operative Party elected representatives from across the UK to demonstrate best practice, collaborate and share knowledge.
With the greatest number of Labour & Co-operative Councillors than ever before in local government, our Conference will give you the tools you need to implement cohesive strategies that achieve the priorities outlined in your manifesto, while remaining adaptable to changing circumstances and economic conditions.
This is the chance to meet fellow co-operative councillors, hear from inspirational speakers, and take part in workshops to help you take those ideas back to your council. The event is open to all new and experienced Councillors, as well as those interested in local government.
10.30: Welcome: Cllr Bev Craig, Leader Manchester City Council
10.45: Keynote address and Q&A: Jim McMahon MP, Chair of the Co-operative Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
11:00 Panel: Delivering the co-operative difference, with:
1:00 Fringe Meetings:
1.40 Welcome back: Joe Fortune, General Secretary Co-operative Party
1.45 Panel: Diverse Councils Declaration, addressing the cultural, leadership and policy barriers and drivers which contribute to local democratic representation, speakers include:
2:30 Keynote address and Q&A: Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
3:00 Safer, Stronger Communities – launching the Co-operative Party’s report focusing on how people, services and organisations coming together to help communities stay safe and protected
3:15 Taking Practical Action – workshops include:
4pm – 5pm: Networking drinks reception in PHM Cafe, sponsored by Greater Manchester Co-operative Party Council.
Plus a Conference Marketplace, with exhibitors including:
*programme subject to change
The People’s History Museum (PHM) is located on the corner of Left Bank and Bridge Street, opposite the Civil Justice Centre, alongside the River Irwell, in the Spinningfields area of Manchester City Centre. The postcode is M3 3ER.
Details of how to get to the venue using public transport can be found here. The nearest station is Oxford Road. It is approx. 30-min walk from Manchester Piccadilly. There there is a free-public bus from all mainline stations. Nearest stops are:
The Co-operative Party is committed to making all our events as accessible as we are able. Please email me if you have any specific accessibility requirements you feel we should be aware of. The PHM offers the following facilities:
Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration is now closed as this event is now full.