Local government events at Labour Party Annual Conference 2022

Join us in Liverpool between Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 September 2022 for a programme of events relevant to local government.


The Labour Party Annual Conference will take place between Sunday 25 and Wednesday 28 September 2022 at ACC Liverpool, King's Dock, Kings Dock Street, Liverpool L3 4FP.

Join us at the following events:


Sunday 25 September

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National Youth Agency – A year on from COP26: What are your plans and hopes for the future?

2.00pm–2.40pm
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Kerry McCarthy MP Shadow Climate Change Minister; Cllr Anthony Okereke, Member of LGA’s Environment, Economy, Housing & Transport Board.
Type of event: Panel debate


National Youth Agency – The lost generation: the endless mental health crisis

2.45pm–3.15pm
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Kate Green MP, former Shadow Education Secretary, Cllr Mili Patel, member of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board
Type of event: Q&A session


Future Social Care Coalition – Time for Action on Social Care Rally

5.00pm–6.30pm
Venue: Nova Scotia, 25A Mann Island, L3 1BP (outside the secure zone)
Speakers: Cllr Peter Maynard, Vice-Chair of LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board
Type of event: Rally style with short speaking contributions


Girlguiding – Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2022: what do girls and young women need from levelling up?

5.15pm–6.30pm
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Young advocates, Annaliese Dodds MP, MP for Oxford East and Chair of the Labour Party's Policy Review; Cllr Bisi Osundeko, St Helens Council, Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People’s Board
Type of event: Private roundtable (invitation only)


National Youth Agency – Youth Zone Reception

6.30pm–7.30pm
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Stephen Morgan MP, Shadow Schools Minister
Type of event: Drinks reception


Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Labour Councillors (ALC) evening reception 

8.00pm–9.30pm
Venue: 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
Type of event: Drinks reception 


Monday 26 September

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National Youth Agency – Reimagining schools with youth work

9.30am–10.00am
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Kate Green MP; Nick Brook, National Association of Head Teachers, Ros McNeil, National Education Union; Helen Taylor, OnSide; Abbee McLatchie, National Youth Agency, Cllr Tim Roca, member of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board
Type of event: Expert panel review


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

1.15pm–2.30pm
Venue: Auditorium 1B, ACC Liverpool
Chair: Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Leader of the LGA Labour Group 
Speakers:  Cllr Shaun Davies, Leader of the LGA Labour Group; Mike Amesbury MP, LGA Vice-President and former Shadow Minister for Local Government; Shadow Minister (TBC); Olivia Bailey, Director at Public First; and Katie O'Donovan, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google
Type of event: Panel debate


Plan International UK – Equality for girls

2.30pm–3.30pm     
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Cllr Mili Patel, Member of LGA’s Children and Young People Board. Other speakers TBC.
Type of event: Private briefing (invitation only)


Tuesday 27 September

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Centre for Inequality and Levelling Up (University of West London) – How does Labour level up?

8.30am–9.30am
Venue: Holiday Inn Express, Albert Dock (outside of the secure zone)
Speakers: Alex Norris MP, Shadow Minister for Levelling Up; Mayor Marvin Reeves, Chair of LGA’s City Regions Board
Type of event: Private roundtable


London Councils – Unlocking community wealth to tackle the cost of living crisis

9.00am–10.15am
Venue: Meeting Room 4A, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils and Leader of the London Borough of Camden (Chair); Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central; Cllr Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council; Mayor Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Sarah Longlands, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Type of event: Panel debate


Design Council, Net Zero All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) – Scaling up net zero: bridging the green skills gap

12.30pm–1.30pm
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Will Swann, Salford University, Coventry City Council (sponsors) Alex Veitch, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the BCC, Cllr Emily Darlington, Member of LGA’s Economy, Housing & Transport Board, LGA speaker TBC
Type of event: Panel debate


Institute for Government – How can skills policy help reduce regional inequality?

3.30pm–4.30pm    
Venue: Room 5, Hall 2, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Stephen Timms MP, David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges; LGA speaker TBC
Type of event: Private roundtable (invitation only)


Forward Trust, Centrepoint and National Youth Agency – In communities we trust

5.30pm–6.30pm
Venue: Youth Zone, ACC Liverpool
Speakers: Anne Longfield, Commission On Young Lives; Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham; Kim McGuinness, Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria; Emily Spurrell, Police and Crime Commissioner, Merseyside; Sally Benton, Forward Trust; Leigh Middleton, National Youth Agency, Cllr Tim Roca, member of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board
Type of event: Panel debate