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OWNING THE FUTURE

Eastern Regional Co-operative Party Conference

In 2021, due to the restrictions imposed following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Co-operative Party is holding a series of virtual regional Conferences across all areas of the UK.  Members and supporters from across the East of England and are invited to take part in this virtual event on Saturday 23 January from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

The draft programme outline includes:

9.30 – 11.30 Session 1: Party Policy livestreamed on Co-operative Party conference webpage

  • Stella Creasy MP: keynote speaker address
  • Equalities update, Chantal Lee, Co-operative Party Equalities Officer
  • Introduction to your new local organiser, Matt Partridge
  • Social Care Policy panel debate followed by facilitated Q&A with
    • Anna Birley, Co-operative Party Policy Officer (chair)
    • Tony Carr, Managing Director, Leading Lives
    • Aaron Gain, University of Sussex
    • Cllr Helen Dennis: Southwark (invited)
  • Reinvigorating Our High Streets Policy panel debate followed by facilitated Q&A
    • Anna Birley, Co-operative Party Policy Officer (chair)
    • Evie Copland, chair Midsteeple Quarter
    • Matt Plumb, Power to Change

11.45 – 1.15 Session 2: Our Region held on Zoom

  • Zoom ‘housekeeping’, and introduction
    • Chris Vince, NEC regional representative
    • Tina Bhartwas, Youth Council regional representative
  • Getting elected, 12-ideas for your manifestos and Q&A
    • Emma Hoddinott,Co-operative Party Local Government Officer
  • Spotlight on Elections across our region, followed by Q&A with:
    • Dr Nik Johnson, Mayoral candidate for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CA
    • Cllr Chris Vince, Candidate for Essex Police and Fire Crime Commissioner
    • Cllr Bryony Rudkin – Ipswich Borough Council
    • Matt Partridge, Regional Organiser (chair)
  • Campaigning: hear more on Co-operative Party campaigns on #FoodJustice and Loveit,List, with:
    • James Butler, Co-operative Party Campaigns Officer
    • Cllr Jack Abbott, Suffolk
    • Nikki Insley, East of England Co-op
  •  Summary of session, thank you and round up and event close
    • Chris Vince, NEC regional representative

Register your interest in attending here:

 

Details

Date:
23rd Jan
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Part of:

Venue

Virtual

Organiser

Co-operative Party Events
Phone:
020 7367 4150
Email:
events@party.coop