Joanne Anderson
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble
Professor Donna Hall
Emily Spurrell
Sharon Taylor
Arooj Shah
cllr joe cullinane

...and many many more!


  • Saturday 20 NovemberSat 20 Nov
Welcome to Local Government Conference
  • Richard McCready, Co-operative Party
  • Jim McMahon MP, Chair of the Co-operative Party
Joanne Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool
Unlock Your High Street
  • Chair: Cllr Sharon Taylor, Stevenage County Council & Chair Co-op Councils Innovation Network (CCIN)
  • Cllr Doina Cornell, Leader of Stroud District Council
  • Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director, The Co-op Group
  • Joanne Cairns, Head of Research and Policy, USDAW
Campaigning with the Co-op Party
  • Chair: Cllr Rosa Bolger, West Oxfordshire District Council & Co-op Party NEC
  • James Butler, Co-op Party Campaigns Officer
  • Cllr John Cotton, Birmingham City Council
  • Cllr Joanna West, Derby City Council
  • Cllr Emma Monkman, Belper Town Council
Steve Reed MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
12 ideas for your election manifesto
  • Cllr Abigail Marshall-Katung, Leeds City Council & Co-op Party NEC
  • Cllr Kam Rai, Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council
  • Cllr Joe Fagan, South Lanarkshire Council
  • Cllr Alison Evison, Aberdeenshire Council
  • Cllr Joanne Harding, Trafford Council
  • Cllr Antony Hunt, Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Emily Spurrell, Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner
Professor Donna Hall CBE, Chair of New Local think tank
Building Community Power in Local Government
  • Chair: Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Co-op Party Assistant General Secretary (Representation & Political Affairs)
  • Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council
  • Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney Council and Deputy Leader of the LGA Labour Group
  • Cllr Joe Cullinane, Leader of North Ayrshire Council
All times are subject to change.


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Do I need to be a member of the Co-operative Party to attend Local Government Conference?

No, you don't need to be a member! This conference is aimed at councillors and those standing for election, but it is open to all interested in local government and building power in your community. 

How much does it cost to attend?

Our online conference is free for everyone! However if you would like to make a donation to the costs of running our online conference, you can do so here.

How do I attend the conference? Where is it?

Our Local Government Conference will be taking place online so you can join us from the comfort of your own home!

The conference will be livestreamed to our website: simply visit on Saturday to find the video player and Q&A box.

Will the conference be accessible?

The conference will be live-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants. If you have any other accessibility needs, please contact and we will do our best to accommodate.

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