Key Findings | 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…

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…

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…

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…

Labour’s Offer to Communities of the Coast and the Country | Hywel Lloyd

After almost a decade of Tory led governments vast swathes of countryside communities have been let down if not closed down.  There are still too many not-spots for mobile reception, too many places without decent broadband, places where you can’t get to stay and live locally in a home to own or rent; while the…

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…

A Rural Strategy for England | Hywel Lloyd

The recent publication of the Lords Inquiry into the rural economy (explored here by Baroness Young) reinforces the need for a Rural Strategy as proposed by the Rural Services Network, its partner organisations and many others, including LCC. As we often find many MPs and political leaders are surprised to find that more people live in rural England than live in Greater London…