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Join us in Newcastle

at our 4th annual Local Government Conference on Saturday 8 June for masterclasses, discussions, ‘spotlight’ sessions and keynotes across a wide range of subjects.

10.00am Registration commences

10.00am for 10:30am Welcome and keynote address

Nick Forbes – Leader of Newcastle and the LGA Labour Group
Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Secretary of State

11:00am: Unleashing Community Power

  • Angeliki Stogia – Greater Manchester Co-op Commission
  • Paul Monaghan – Fair Tax Mark
  • Cormac Hollingsworth– Hope Not Hate 
  • Sophie Macken– Power to Change  

11:40am: Masterclasses

  • Newly Elected! How to unleash power across your community
  • Community organising for Food Justice with Pam Warhurst – Founder of Incredible Edible 
  • Tackling the climate emergency: What co-operators and their communities can do with Cllr Tom Hayes 
12.45pm Lunch

1:30pm Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Recently announced as the new Victims Commissioner for the UK from mid-June 2019.

1:45pm Tackling crime – a community approach

2.30pm Coffee Break

2:45pm An education for every child

3:30pm North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll and Jim McMahon MP

4:00pm Close

4:00pm ‘Be A Young Councillor’ networking session with Co-Op Party Youth Network

Confirmed guests also include:

  • Alun Michael, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Cllr Joy Allen, Durham County Council
  • Cllr Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council
  • Cllr Sean Fielding, Oldham Council
  • Frank Norris, Co-op Academies Trust
  • Co-op Party Women’s Network
  • Co-op Party Youth Network
  • Code-operative
  • SERA
  • Co-operative Councils Innovation Network

Registration is £10 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.


Register for the Conference


8th Jun
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


The Assembly Rooms
Fenkle St
Newcastle, NE1 5XU United Kingdom

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