LGA Lib Dem Group / ALDC at York Spring Conference

March 2024

LGA Lib Dem Group/ALDC drinks reception and Council Group of the Year awards

Friday 15 March 2024; 8.15pm-9.30pm
Novotel York, Riverside Room

All friends of Local Government welcome! Includes the Council Group of the Year Awards. 


  • Cllr Joe Harris Leader, LGA Lib Dems
  • Ed Davey MP, Leader;
  • Cllr Prue Bray, Chair of ALDC

Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour

Saturday 16 March 2024; 1.00pm-2.00pm
Novotel York, Meeting Room 5

In the run up to the Police and Crime Commissioner elections this May, what are Lib Dems doing at a local level to create safer communities? Speakers include Cllr Heather Kidd, LGA Safer Communities Board Chair; Cllr Paul Kohler, LB Merton and Alistair Carmichael MP, Home Affairs Spokesperson (invited).

Taking the battle to Labour

Saturday 16 March 2024, 6.15pm-7.15pm
Novotel York, Meeting Room 5

How are Liberal Democrats challenging Labour in councils across the country?

Speakers include: 

  • Cllr Joe Harris, LGA Lib Dem Group
  • Cllr Amanda Hopgood, Leader, Durham
  • Cllr Mike Ross, Leader, Hull 
  • Cllr Carl Cashman, Liverpool
  • Cllr Victor Chamberlain, Southwark

Sunday 17 March, 10.40am - 11.25am

UPDATE: Alongside ALDC, we tabled a motion on the Financial Crisis in Local Government. Joe Harris will propose the motion and Bill Revans (Somerset Leader) will summate. Please be in the hall to support if you are at conference. Motion starts on page 39 of the agenda - link here. We have also submitted some amendments to other motions and will circulate those to the Executive should they be accepted for debate.

In addition:  we will have a stall jointly with ALDC in the exhibition zone.