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For the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Co-operative Party is returning to your region in one of a series of in-person Conferences being held across all regions and nations of the UK.  Members and supporters from across the East of England are invited to take part in this event on Saturday 11 March from 10.30am to 3pm in Cambridge (Lord Ashcroft Business School, ARUniversity, Broad Street, CB1 1PT).

This is your Conference and your chance to meet with Co-op Party members from across the East of England to discuss, debate and take part in workshops as we examine the theme ‘From Crisis to Co-operation’ by identifying the local co-operative initiatives that really do make a difference to communities in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

As well as hearing examples of best practice from invited guest speakers – we want to hear from you, our members – on how we can widen ownership in our economy and give people the tools and support to tackle the big issues from inequality, hunger and energy provision to green jobs and high street regeneration.

The programme*

A broad outline of the event is as follows:

10:30  Welcome address and introduction

10:40  Keynote address, speaker tbc:

11:00  Policy workshop: Co-operative Party General Election Manifesto development

12:00  Co-operative Party Campaigns update: panel discussion, speakers tbc

12:45  LUNCH

13.15  Co-operative Party Equality Networks: Get involved

13.30 Focus on … the East of England – speakers tbc

14.15 Delivering a co-operative agenda locally – speakers tbc

15.00 – end-

Following the Conference there will be the opportunity to get out and door-knock for a local Labour & Co-operative candidate.

*Subject to change


Corporate Suite, 1st Floor, Lord Ashcroft Building, Broad Street, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge CB1 1PT.

This is the orange building on this map: https://s33842.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cambridge-campus-and-city-map.pdf 


The venue is located close to Cambridge mainline station.  Those travelling by car are advised to ‘park and ride’ due to traffic congestion in Cambridge.  There is blue-badge parking available adjacent to the Lord Ashcroft Building (information on parking, rail links and park & ride is on the map link above).

Conference Registration



Sat 11th Mar
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


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Corporate Suite, 1st Floor, Lord Ashcroft Building
Anglia Ruskin University
Broad Street, CB1 1PT

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