LCC @ Labour Party Conference 2019

‘Winning England’ drinks, in partnership the English Labour Network | Sunday 22 September, 12:00 – 12:30

Ahead of our annual gathering at 12:45, start conference in style by joining us for a drink at the seaside Tempest Inn to meet other like-minded Labour members who recognise that our party must win outside of the major cities to form the next government.

Tempest Inn, 159-161 Kings Rd, Brighton, BN1 1NB – outside the secure zone, no pass required.

The Case for a Rural Strategy | Sunday 22 September, 12:45-14:00

Our annual gathering of coast and country delegates and all those interested in Labour winning beyond the city gates.


  • David Drew MP, Shadow DEFRA.
  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Treasury.
  • Graham Biggs, Rural Services Network.
  • Pam Buchan, Labour:COAST&COUNTRY.

Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF – outside the secure zone, no pass required.

Rural Reception with CPRE: The Future of the Countryside | Sunday 22 September, 17:30-19:00

Join the Rural Reception with CPRE, to explore their new strategy and consider how Labour can work to promote, protect and enhance a beautiful and thriving countryside that enriches all our lives.

For too long rural and coastal communities have seen under-investment and decline. CPRE’s Strategy challenges Labour to be responsive to the needs and decisions of communities; taking action to ensure rural areas thrive, from promoting affordable and social housing to investing in high-quality public transport.

In the tradition of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, Labour should promote our countryside as a shared resource, accessible and enjoyed by all. We now understand better than ever the benefits of time spent in nature to our health and wellbeing and must promote improved access to green spaces, from our National Parks to the countryside next door.

Rural and coastal areas are also at the front line in tackling the climate and environment emergency, facing significant threats while also offering many solutions. In adapting to and mitigating climate change we must recognise that every community, rural and urban, will play a part.


  • Crispin Truman, CPRE: The Countryside Charity.
  • Andrew Gwynne, Shadow Communities and Local Government.
  • Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Defence.
  • David Drew MP, Shadow DEFRA.
  • Rosie Duffield MP for Canterbury.

Innovation Hub, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FU – inside the secure zone, pass required.

Taking Back Control: Giving Power to the People of England | Monday 23 September, 12:30-14:00

Who gives a (nything) about England? Only Labour has delivered devolution, for the Scots, the Welsh and for Londoners – our unfinished business is English devolution, so how, what and when?


  • Lisa Nandy MP, co-founder of the Centre for Towns
  • Paul Mason, journalist & author of Clear Bright Future.
  • Baroness Young of Old Scone, Labour Peer and member of the Lords’ Rural Economy Inquiry.
  • Lord Bassam, Labour Peer and chair of the Lords’ Seaside Towns Inquiry.
  • Hywel Lloyd, co-founder Labour:COAST&COUNTRY.

Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF – outside the secure zone, no pass required.

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