LCC Fringes at Labour Party Conference ’23

Almost every fringe focused on an area of domestic policy will have coast and /or country implications, given the 1,000+ market and coastal towns across the country, and with more people living in rural England than in greater London (~ mid 2021). 

As a conference delegate or visitor we hope you will take a moment at any fringe to help each panel think through how their policy proposition will work for these communities, of coast and of country – it will help Labour show it ‘gets’ their issues and has an offer to suit; important when some many new constituency boundaries makes their votes key.

You can also join us, steering group members and endorsed PPCs at the following fringes:

Why Rural Wins for Labour

📍 Venue: ACC, Meeting Room 13

📅 Date: Sunday 08 October, 2023            

⏰ Time: 13.00-14:00

🤝 In partnership with NALC and The Coop Party

Panel includes:

Jim McMahon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Jackie Weaver, Chief Officer, Cheshire Association of Local Councils

Cllr Keith Stevens, Chair, National Association of Local Councils

Cllr Elizabeth Marsh, Misterton with Walcote Parish Council (& LCC Steering Group)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock, Shadow Defra spokesperson

Chair: Emma Hoddinott, Co-operative Party

Planning for the future: getting housing, land use, and net-zero right for us all

📍 Venue: The SERA Labour Environment Hub Marquee, Secure Zone

📅 Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2023

⏰ Time: 12.30 – 13.30

🤝 In partnership with CPRE

Panel includes: 

Matt Pennycook MP, Shadow Minister for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities 

Roger Mortlock, CEO CPRE  

Sheila Spencer, Secretary, Labour Housing Group  

Martin Collett, Chief Executive, English Rural Housing Association 

Jess Assato, PPC for Waveney  

Chair: Hywel Lloyd, Co-founder, Labour Coast & Country; Exec Member SERA

It is vital the next government can guide the development of affordable housing, energy and infrastructure as well as farming policies in a way that works for people and nature. How can a Labour government give us the housing and domestic energy we need, while protecting nature and access for all? What role do rural, coastal, and urban communities need to play? Join us for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities to unlocking the planning system and land-use in the UK.