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Be part of the transformation in local government

A revolution is taking place in local government. Across the country, co-operators in local and metro government are using co-operative approaches to shape local economies and services and to put local people in control.

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Format for the day

9.30       Registration opens

10am     Civic Welcome

10.15    Sesson 1:

  • Housing: building new foundations Housebuilding for people, not profit and the models of co-operative housing available.

11.30    Session 2

  • Local collaboration in education Co-operative approaches to education that retain the link between schools and the communities they serve.

13.00    Lunch

13.15    Fringe meetings (details tbc)

14.00    Session 3

  • Smarter and Stronger – new ideas for co-operative communities Hear examples and case studies of co-operative councils across the country

15.40     Session 4

  • Building Community Wealth Community wealth building and the ‘Preston Model’ of co-operative-driven economic regeneration.

(Please note: timings are approximate)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Cllr Sue Jeffrey
    Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council
  • Jim McMahon MP
    Shadow Minister Communities and Local Government and former Leader of Oldham Council
  • Rt Hon John Healey MP
    Shadow Minister for Housing
  • Cllr Lis Burnett
    Former Deputy Leader of Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Cllr Preet Gill
    Cabinet Member, Sandwell Council
  • Cllr Paul Brant
    Cabinet member for health & social care, Liverpool City Council
  • Dr Cilla Ross
    Deputy Principal Co-operative College.
  • Cllr Sharon Taylor
    Leader of Stevenage Borough Council.
  • Cllr Peter Rankin
    Leader of Preston City Council. 


£10 including tea, coffee and lunch

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Saturday 24th Jun
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Co-operative Party
020 7367 4150


IET Birmingham: Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street
Birmingham, B12NP United Kingdom

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