Sunday, August 20, 2023

Labour Housing Group Policy Day 2023


I have finally booked a ticket online (free for members of the LHG) for the Policy day on Saturday 16 September 2023 at Peterborough. The theme will be "Shouting out for rural affordable housing: what should Labour's policies be?". As a UNISON NEC member representing housing workers in cities and villages I am keen to learn more.

"Join Labour members, politicians, and housing experts on September 16th for Labour Housing Group’s annual Policy Day. This will be a hybrid event, open to all Labour members and supporters, taking place in the Queensgate Hotel, Peterborough with online attendance possible.

We are delighted to be cooperating with ‘Labour Coast & Country’ to bring a focus to the under-explored policy area of rural housing. We will discuss the current state of rural housing, possible policy solutions, and what Labour should offer.

This will be a chance to get involved in workshops and discussion with like-minded Labour members, as well as listening to some enlightening speakers & broadening your housing knowledge.

Some of our speakers will include:

- Cllr John Cotton, Chair of Labour Housing Group & leader of Birmingham City Council.

- Baroness Sue Hayman, Shadow DLUHC & DEFRA Spokesperson, & Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2017-2019

- Alex Mayer, Former MEP & Committee member of ‘Labour Coast & Country’.

- Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

- Jo Lavis, Director of Rural Housing Solutions

The day will last from 10.45am- 15.30pm. Though the event will be free, lunch will cost £7.95, Payable on the day.

As the event is hybrid, a zoom link will be sent once you have registered.

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