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.
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.
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These events will be of particular interest to Chairs and Members of Audit and ScrutinyCommittees and Finance Portfolio Holders but are of general interest and available to all elected members. The workshops are listed below together with the links to the bookings website: