Keeping Seaside Blues at Bay | Lord Bassam

The House of Lords report on ‘The Future of Seaside Towns’ published 18 months ago seems almost as relevant today as it did then. Much has happened in the intervening period. The Government announcement launching the Town Deals Fund in July 2019 with a 101 places invited to apply for up to £26m being a…

“Back British farmers,” Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson | Elliot Chappell | LabourList

Copied below is a LabourList article by Elliot Chappell, you can view the original post on the LabourList website here. Keir Starmer has demanded that the Prime Minister “back British farmers” by supporting the Labour Party’s plans to protect the UK from lower-standard food imports after the Brexit transition phase ends. The opposition party has argued…

Playback our Annual Party Conference Gathering

https://youtu.be/kks0hAop4Cg Playback our Annual Party Conference Gathering, which took place on Sunday 20th September, with: Colin Smyth MSP, Shadow Rural Economy, Transport and Connectivity Secretary; Cllr Rosa Bolger, former leader of Witney Town Council, West Oxfordshire District Councillor and member of the Co-op Party NEC; Dr Martin Edobor, Vice-Chair of the Fabian Society and former…

Key Findings of the Virtual Coast & Country Conference

As Labour once campaigned and governed because Every Child Matters, so now we must campaign to govern, because Every Job Matters. That means a focus on coast and country as much if not more than anywhere.  Recent Labour research shows the one-size-fit-all approach to furlough is putting millions of jobs at risk – with rural and…

Watch our Virtual Coast & Country Conference on YouTube

https://youtu.be/4m2BWSlupDo Check out the first (1/5) session of our Virtual Coast & Country Conference that took place on Saturday 5th September 2020 with: Cllr Pam Buchan, Plymouth City Council & Labour: COAST&COUNTRY | Cllr Pat Osborne, Blandford Forum Town Council – North Dorset | Cllr Judi Billing, Leader of the Labour Group – Hertfordshire County…

Labour:Coast&Country’s Annual Gathering @ Connected

Join us on Sunday 20th September from 1pm to 2pm on Zoom for our regular lunchtime fringe event bringing together coast and country party members and advocates. We'll continue our tradition of taking the air on the issues and solutions being seen and explored by coast and country members and CLPs, with Colin Smyth MSP,…

How Starmer’s Labour plans to prioritise rural and coastal communities | Sienna Rodgers | LabourList

Copied below is a LabourList article by Sienna Rodgers following our Virtual Coast & Country Conference on Saturday 5th September, you can view the original post on the LabourList website here. Voters in rural and coastal communities are considered a key target by Keir Starmer’s Labour ahead of the next general election – the online…

Building Back Better on the Coast and in the Country | Alex Mayer

This weekend will be the first ‘first weekend of September’ in many years when I will not be in the pretty Norfolk village of Burston. This important date in the calendar for those of us in the Labour and trade union movement in East Anglia, counters the idea that our radical past was only based…

Labour must stand with Britain’s rural workforce | Hywel Lloyd

In these extraordinary times, the opportunity to imagine other times and places, to daydream, or to simply enjoy the imaginary worlds of TV and radio, have been a solace to many as they manage their lives from home. For many, the most appreciated ‘place’ is their regular dose of soap – not the hand-washing sort,…

Join us for our Virtual Coast & Country Conference!

The countdown is on to our first ever Virtual Coast & Country Conference on Saturday 5th September from 10am till 2pm, check out the agenda and RSVP below: 10:00WELCOME.Hywel Lloyd, Co-Founder, Labour: COAST&COUNTRY.  10:05         A VIEW FROM THE COAST AND THE COUNTRY. Chair: Cllr Pam Buchan, Plymouth City Council & Labour: COAST&COUNTRY.   Cllr Pat Osborne, Blandford Forum…