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London 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 London and are invited to take part in this virtual event on Saturday 23 January from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

You can watch Session 1 online at our London Regional Conference hub here. You can also find details on the hub about how to sign up to Session 2 of the conference, which will take place on Zoom.

The draft programme outline includes:

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

  • Jim McMahon MP, Co-operative Party Chair: Welcome to conference
  • 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
    • Nick Plumb, Power to Change

11.45 – 1.15 Session 2: Our Region held on Zoom

  • Launch of London Co-operative Party’s manifesto for Assembly elections
    • Ria Bernard
    • Ian Adderley
  • Spotlight on London Assembly candidates
    • Len Duvall – Labour Group Leader
    • Joanne McCartney, Dept. Mayor
    • Unmesh Desai
    • Sem Moema
  • How to campaign during the pandemic
    • Leonie Cooper
    • Paul Gerrard, Campaigns & Public Affairs Director, the Co-op
  • Details of London Co-operative Councillors Network

Register your interest in attending here:



23rd Jan
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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