We held a successful joint ALC and LGA Labour Local Government conference this weekend. It was our biggest ever event with over 350 councillors attending. We were pleased to welcome Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson MP, Shadow CLG Minister Teresa Pearce MP, members of the Shadow CLG team: Gareth Thomas MP, Kate Hollern MP, Jim McMahon MP, Roberta Blackman-Woods MP and Lord Roy Kennedy. We were also joined by a number of MPs including John Healey MP, Keir Starmer MP and Angela Rayner MP who spoke from the conference stage – a big thank you to all councillors, sponsors and MPs who attended and took part. You can read Cllr Nick Forbes' speech to conference here
During the conference we launched our ‘100 Innovations of Labour in Power' booklet, showcasing the superb work of Labour councillors across the country – in print and online here
We look forward to an even bigger conference next year. You can see our live coverage of the weekend on our twitter feed here or search #lablocal17
Copeland by-election 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.
Stoke Central by-election The Campaign Centre can be found at GMB Stoke Office, Hillcrest House, Garth Street, Hanley, ST1 2AB – see here for a map. The nearest train station is Stoke-on-Trent. Details on the latest campaign session can be found here
Jeremy Corbyn MP's speech at the Labour Local Government Conference 2017
John McDonnell MP says that Labour will support new-tech co-ops to help fight the ‘uberisation' of the workplace
Labour will deliver a real living wage so that every worker earns enough to really live – Rebecca Long-Bailey
Children deserve more from this Tory Government – Angela Rayner MP
Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that Asghar Fahadi's The Salesman, will be shown to the public for free in Trafalgar Square
News from the LGA
Invitation to HWB Chair and Vice Chairs Summit - Free Event
Join what promises to be a lively debate on 22 March 2017 at the LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners Annual HWB chairs and vice chairs summit: "Local Leadership, Local Solutions" (Westminster) Speakers include Tamara Finklestein, Director General, Department of Health; Julie Wood, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC); Richard Humphreys, The King's Fund; Jeanelle De Gruchy, the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH); and John Bewick, lead facilitator for our "Stepping Up to the Place" integration workshops.
Talk Shop is an initiative to promote conversations across divides. Last year, we ran a series of 10 discussions across England in the run up to the EU referendum with partners including the WEA and the Labour Party. We are now planning a programme of events focusing on Brexit and immigration. The objective is to encourage people with differing views to sit down and understand each other's points of view and perhaps to find common ground. We aim to feed the results of the discussions into the inquiry being carried out by the Home Affairs Select Committee.
We want to partner with Labour local authorities that want local discussions about this trickiest of issues. We provide facilitators and briefing papers - you identify the audience (20-50 people) and a venue. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about setting up an event
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall admitted past claims that he lost "close personal friends" in the Hillsborough disaster were incorrect
Millionaire UKIP donor complains he's "sick to death" of hearing about Hillsborough
Conservative mayoral candidate mayor for Tees Valley, attempts to put a positive spin on the Government's handling of the SSI steel crisis and its aftermath
Theresa May under fire after dodging hospital cuts questions on campaign trail
UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall claims soaring hate crime figures are "fabricated"