Party conferences – autumn 2022

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.

LGA debates

We will be hosting panel debates at the Labour and Conservative party conferences, sponsored by Google. These will provide opportunities for panellists and attendees to participate in general discussion to explore the LGA’s Cost of living campaign, the impact of rising costs on our communities, and how, with the right funding and freedoms, councils can play a leading role in supporting their residents to be more resilient in the future. 

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Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference

In light of the period of national mourning following the Queen's death, the Liberal Democrat conference has been cancelled.

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Labour Party Annual Conference, Sunday 25–Wednesday 28 September 2022, Liverpool


LGA debate, sponsored by Google: ‘Supporting communities through the rising cost of living and into economic recovery’

Monday 26 September, 1.15pm–2.30pm, Auditorium 1B, ACC Liverpool, King's Dock, Kings Dock Street, Liverpool L3 4FP

Speakers: Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Leader of the LGA Labour Group (Chair); Cllr Shaun Davies, Leader of the LGA Labour Group; Mike Amesbury MP, LGA Vice-President and Former Shadow Minister for Local Government; Olivia Bailey, Director at Public First; Katie O'Donovan, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google.


Association of Labour Councillors evening reception

Sunday 25 September, 8.00pm–9.30pm, Hall 2H, ACC Liverpool

Speakers: Cllr Shaun Davies, Leader of LGA Labour Group; Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party and Lisa Nandy, Shadow Secretary of State of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 

Local government events

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Conservative Party Conference, Sunday 2–Wednesday 5 October 2022, Birmingham

LGA debate, sponsored by Google: ‘Supporting communities through the rising cost of living and into economic recovery’

Monday 3 October, 3.30pm–5.00pm, Concerto, Hyatt Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ

Speakers: Cllr James Jamieson, LGA Chairman (Chair); Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of the LGA Conservative Group; Government minister invited (TBC); Nick Park, Director at Public First; John Park, Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google Cloud

LGA Conservative Group welcome reception

Sunday 2 October, 3.30pm to 5pm, Hall 8, ICC, Birmingham 

Speakers: Cllr James Jamieson, LGA Chairman; Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of the LGA Conservative Group and Representative from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Ministerial Team (TBC)

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LGA Independent Group Conference

The conference season will draw to a close on Friday 28 October at the LGA’s Smith Square offices in London, with Cllr Marianne Overton MBE leading the LGA Independent Group’s conference. This is free to attend and open to all independent councillors and councillors from small political parties.

Booking details to follow soon.

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LGA representation at other party conferences

Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, the Leader of the LGA Independent Group, will also be representing the LGA by joining councillors and activists at the Green Party Autumn Conference 2022 which will take place as a hybrid event, at the Harrogate Convention Centre, King's Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA – and online – from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October.