The Association of Labour Councillors (ALC) and LGA Labour Group Local Government Conference 2017.
The event is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss a range of policy relevant to local government. In addition to keynote speakers and plenary sessions, there will be a series of policy and campaigning workshops. As well speakers from across local government, Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP is confirmed to speak and other members of the front bench team will be invited.
Friday 17 February 2017, 19.30 – 22.30
Drinks reception and dinner
Saturday 18 February 2017, 10.00 – 17.00
Local Government Conference
The conference will be held at a new venue at Warwick University Conference Centre.
To book your attendance, please visit our dedicated webpage: conference booking page
Please note we are only able to take online bookings.
Accommodation is available at the Warwick University Conference Centre, adjacent to the conference venue, on a first come first served basis. Details of how to book are available on the Warwick Conferences' dedicated webpage: accommodation booking page
If you are a new councillor, i.e. elected for the first time in May 2016 or since in a by-election, you are entitled to a free conference pass and you should have received an email from the ALC with how to book your place. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Newcastle City Council call for drink driving limit to be lowered
Stevenage Borough Council working with Police to crackdown on knife and drug related crime
Clare Coghill to become first female leader of Waltham Forest council
Blackpool to help first time buyer homes
Sheffield Council to build 1,000 cheap starter homes for first time buyers
Nottingham City Council and partners helped 5,000 into work in 2016
Oldham Council's innovative training programme wins national accolade
Rough sleeper numbers decrease but Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, says the problem is worse than it seems
"Tory trickery on funding does nothing to tackle social care crisis" writes Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs
Bury Leader, Councillor Rishi Shori, hits out at the lack of support for social care
Sue Jeffrey, the leader of Redcar and Cleveland council, won a ballot of members in Tees Valley to be Labour's candidate for Metro Mayor. In the West of England region, Lesley Mansell, a councillor and NHS worker in Bath, won the party nomination.
Southampton council should be applauded for its 10-year Cycle Strategy which aims to see cycling become the everyday choice for journeys under three miles
New £30 million emergency department for University Hospital gets go-ahead from Durham County Council
Fly-tippers in Sunderland could be hit by increased fines
‘Only Labour can save Small and Medium-sized businesses' says Cllr Ibrahim Dogus
What does 2017 hold for public services?
Sir Tim Barrow appointed UK Ambassador to the EU after Sir Ivan Rogers resigns
UK Housing White Paper risks ‘backlash' (£)
‘Migrants Should Have Compulsory English Lessons' Says Chuka Umunna
Schools to be pushed to breaking point by levy, say education groups
Call to fight loneliness as half a million over 60's go days without contact
Shelter and councils warn discounted starter homes will be unaffordable for many (£)
The government is being urged to ensure witnesses in the so-called "Trojan Horse" inquiry are not revealed
Sharp rise in the number of patients turned away from A&E
Blocked beds blight mental health care
Dementia rates ‘higher near busy roads'
Online safety: the internet is not designed for children
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Theresa May urged to get a grip on NHS as winter crisis spirals.
Swansea shipping container ‘box village' plans unveiled
Global Awards win for City of Cardiff Council
Plans for 'flagship' school worth more than £30m get first stage approval from Neath Port Talbot Council
Torfaen Council scraps infant burial fees
The Campaign Centre can be found at Labour Copeland Campaign Centre, Phoenix Court, Earl Street, Cleator Moor, CA25 5AU, and is open from 9.30am – 7.30pm, seven days a week. There is a free car park directly opposite the building. Click here to find the Campaign Centre on googlemaps.
John McDonnell MP responds to the IFS Report
Keir Starmer MP comments on Sir Ivan Rogers' resignation and the appointment of Sir Tim Barrow
The country deserves a proper plan for fixing the housing crisis, not just more hot air – John Healey MP
Lord Roy Kennedy writes in the Fabian Review: "Council housing was once a force for good in our communities – and it can be again
In her six months as Prime Minister, Theresa May has shown no regards for the state of the NHS – Jonathan Ashworth MP
It is an outrage that Chief Executives have already earned more in 2017 than most people will earn all year – Clive Lewis MP
Higher inflation is threat to working people's living standards – Jonathan Reynolds MP
No victim of domestic abuse should have to face ordeal of being cross-examined by their abuser – Richard Burgon MP
There is nothing more important than keeping our children safe online – Louise Haigh MP
Labour launch an industrial strategy consultation
Potholes: 2017 could be ‘tipping point year' warn councils
Small council-maintained schools should be exempt from Apprenticeship Levy
LGA responds to call for cross-party agreement on social care funding
LGA responds to Age UK loneliness report
LGA responds to Government starter homes announcement
Former government member says Foreign Office ‘in despair' over Boris Johnson
Tories round on Theresa May over resignation of top diplomat in Brussels as MPs call for more detail on Brexit strategy
Leading Tory Eurosceptic Theresa Villiers Attacks ‘Emotionally Needy' Resignation of EU Ambassador
Sajid Javid facing opposition from senior Tories over planning reforms
Tory grandee Lord Michael Heseltine fined £5,000 for careless driving after hitting cyclist with his Jaguar
There were no by elections on 5 January 2017.
There are 2 by elections taking place on 12 January 2017:
Sunderland MB, Sandhill
Three Rivers DC, Gade Valley