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.

The LGA debates

The LGA will be hosting panel debates at the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Conference, sponsored by Google. These provide 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 and make them more resilient in the future. 

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Liberal Democrat Autumn conference, 17 - 20 September 2022, Brighton

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

Monday 19 September, 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Alexandra, Grand Hotel, Brighton

Speakers: Helen Morgan MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing, Communities and Local Government; examples from Lib Dem councils on tackling the cost of living crisis; Vinous Ali, Director at Public First (confirmed); representative from Google (TBC)

LGA Liberal Democrat Group evening reception

Sunday 18 September, 7.45pm - 9.00pm Ambassador and Sandringham, Metropole Hotel, Brighton

Speakers: Councillor Joe Harris, Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group and Cotswold District Council and Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Labour, 25 - 28 September 2022, Liverpool

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

Monday 22 September, 1.00pm – 2.30pm, Auditorium 1B, ACC Liverpool

Speakers: Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Leader of the LGA Labour Group (Chair, invited); Cllr Shaun Davies, Leader of the LGA Labour Group (invited); Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire (invited); Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (invited); Olivia Bailey, Director at Public First; representative from Google (TBC)

Association of Labour Councillors evening reception

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

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

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Conservatives, 2 - 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

Speakers: Cllr James Jamieson, LGA Chairman (Chair, confirmed); Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of the LGA Conservative Group (confirmed); Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority (invited); Representative from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Ministerial Team (TBC)

Representative from Public First (TBC); representative from Google (TBC)

LGA Conservative Group welcome reception

Sunday 2 October, 3.30pm - 5.00pm, 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 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. Sign-up details to follow soon.