At the start of conference, local Cllr Jackie Taylor welcomed us. LGA Group leader, Nick Forbes, reminded everyone that we are are a Labour movement family with the odd wayward teenagers & grumpy uncles (I plead innocence).
There were a number of seminars and fringes including an important one on "New municipalism community wealth building" and another with John Healey MP on housing campaigning. Where following negative comments about the problems caused by Airbnb in some areas, I had to admit to staying in a flat for this weekend via this said website.
I am so pleased that Labour has committed to getting rid of section 21 (no fault legal evictions). We also need to support the Tenants/leaseholders representative movement, since we will never get first class housing services without this.
Rokhsana also skyped into two Newham Citizen assemblies that were being held in East Ham town hall at the same time. I filmed her on her phone as she addressed the morning and afternoon assemblies. It is amazing what modern technology can achieve.