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…

Please don’t forget rural England! Has your CLP submitted a response to the NPF yet?

As we all know the National Policy Forum (NPF) is a key element of Labour’s policy making process and we would encourage every coastal and rural CLP to make a submission to the current consultations, deadline 30th June, even if it is simply to say: ‘Dear NPF, please don’t forget more people live in rural England than…

Coronavirus and Rural Communities: Labour’s Response | Daniel Zeichner MP, Shadow Minister for Food and Rural Affairs

The current pandemic has affected people’s lives and livelihoods in a way that, rare for a natural disaster in this country, has been felt in every part of the UK. Having experienced the horrors of Foot and Mouth Disease at the turn of the millennium, rural communities have seen something similar to the current lockdown…

COVID-19: The Rural Dimension with Daniel Zeichner MP | Zoom Event

We're happy to support and promote the following online session with Labour's new Rural Affairs Shadow, Daniel Zeichner MP. See below for further details and to RSVP. There are plenty of news articles about people wanting to flee the cities for rural idylls yet coronavirus has not been plain sailing for people who already live…

Rethinking Labour’s approach to Defence | Dr Matthew Ford

Defence is an integral part of Britain’s economic security, as made clear by Philip Dunne’s 2018 review Growing the Contribution of Defence to UK Prosperity. As the last General Election showed, defence is also an integral feature of how the British public thinks about Britain and its place in the world. The Iraq and Afghanistan…

Labour for Communities on the Coast and of the Countryside

While it's clear that the Tories have a deliberately 'lite' manifesto, Labour have produced one that really does get into the detail of how a Labour government would go about improving the lives and opportunities of the many - we have pulled out here all the policies we think would have a positive effect for…

Building National Resilience to the Climate Crisis | Hugh Ellis and Hywel Lloyd

As Yorkshire suffers, again, we are reminded that as a nation we are critically unprepared for the impacts of climate change. This failure is largely about political leadership yet it is expressed in practical terms by a failure to organise ourselves to meet the scale of the challenge. The result is that as the climate…