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…

Lessons from Waveney | Sonia Barker

In the below post, Sonia Barker - the Waveney Labour Parliamentary Candidate in 2017 and 2019 - sets out her thoughts on the last two general election campaigns and what's needed to win in 2024. In December 2019 a Labour voter said 'Labour will take away my Brexit if they get in!' and as the…

Developing Labour’s Rural Policy | Cllr Pam Buchan

In July the SW Co-op Party and Devon Labour Campaign Forum in Devon held their summer conference focusing on Labour’s rural policy. Speakers included Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, and local members, councillors and candidates. Opening the conference Luke Pollard MP described three crises facing Britain right…

Rebuild in Coast and Country | Rachel Reeves MP

It was a privilege to join Labour Coast and Country recently to talk about how Labour can rebuild support in towns, rural areas, and coastal communities.   Currently, the electoral map shows England as a sea of blue, with small clusters of red in and around our cities.  Our road to power must encompass towns and…

Virtual Conference | SAVE THE DATE!

We're delighted to announce that we'll be holding a Virtual Rural Conference later this year. There's still a few details to finalise before we confirm the agenda and speakers, but please save the date now and do let us know if you'd like to take part! Saturday 5th September 10am - 2pm If you’d like…

LCC’s NPF Submissions

Built on discussions, members meetings and wider engagement with Labour members from across the country, as well as a number of round tables with Labour MPs we have sent the following submissions to this year's National Policy Forum consultation: Early Years, Education and Skills Economy, Business and Trade Environment, Energy and Culture Health and Social Care…

Organise To Win with David Drew | Zoom Event

Join us for an informal Zoom discussion on Thursday (25th) at 6:45pm about the organisational tools needed by rural and coastal CLPs to win and the motions we should send to this year's virtual party conference to make that a reality. We'll be joined for the session by David Drew, the former MP for Stroud and Shadow…

The challenges of COVID-19 for rural communities | David Drew

The last few months have been particularly difficult for rural communities as they have for the rest of the country. Obviously COVID has hit rural areas particularly hard but the issue has been made worse by this Government's pursuit of a free trade deal with the US whatever the dire consequences. This has caused consternation…

Join us for a discussion with Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Cabinet Office Minister | Zoom Event

We're delighted to announce that Rachel Reeves MP, who leads the Shadow Cabinet Office team, has agreed to join us for our next Zoom session on Tuesday 23rd June at 6pm.Rachel has a broad brief which spans devolution and the constitution, Brexit, and aspects of the Coronavirus response. She's interested in speaking with members about how these…