Party conferences - autumn 2021

As the political party conferences return this autumn, the LGA will once again be delivering a range of events, including debates and receptions on behalf of councils and our partners.

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Our councillors will also debate a range of topics including devolution, affordable housing, children’s social care and boosting local economies at events organised by stakeholders, ensuring councils have a strong voice in policy discussions throughout conference.

The LGA debates

This year we are organising debates at each party conference which will be themed around our Build Back Local campaign.  High-profile speakers, including ministers, shadow ministers, senior councillors and other influencers will consider ‘How we harness the power of local government to level-up across the country?’. The debate will explore how, with the right funding and freedoms, councils will play a leading role in the recovery from the pandemic, driving improvements in public health, boosting local economic growth, reviving town and city centres, building more homes, improving roads and equipping people with the skills they need to succeed so that no one is left behind.

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Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, 17 - 20 September, Online

Build Back Local: how do we harness the power of local government to level-up across the country?
Sunday 19 September, 16.20 – 17.30

Speakers: Councillor Amanda Hopgood, Leader, Durham County Council (Chair), Councillor Joe Harris, LGA Lib Dem Group Leader; Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson; Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, President, LGA; Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Demos.

Fringe and training programme
The Local Government Association Liberal Democrat Group and ALDC have put together a packed fringe and training programme for this year’s Autumn Conference.

Book your place

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Labour, 25 - 29 September 2021, Brighton

Build Back Local: how do we harness the power of local government to level-up across the country?
Monday 27 September, 13.00 – 14.30

Speakers: Councillor Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Leader, LGA Labour Group (Chair); Councillor Nick Forbes CBE, Leader, LGA Labour Group; Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, President, LGA; Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour Party Chair & Chair of Labour Policy Review

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Conservatives, 3 - 6 October, Manchester 2021, Manchester

Build Back Local: how do we harness the power of local government to level-up across the country?
Sunday 3 October, 18.00 – 19.30

Speakers: Councillor James Jamieson, Chairman, LGA (Chair); Councillor Izzi Seccombe OBE, Leader, LGA Conservative Group; Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (invited); Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, President, LGA; Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis