Britain and the politics of place: Where next for Labour?
6-7.30pm, Wednesday 20 April 2016
Westminster Suite, Local Government House, Smith Square, London, SW1 3HZ
Alison McGovern MP Chair, Progress
Claire Kober Leader, London borough of Haringey
John Denham Director, Centre for English Identity and Politics
Peter Lamb Leader, Crawley borough council
Theo Blackwell, London borough of Camden
Labour’s civic leaders, cabinet members and scrutineers recognise that the needs of communities are changing, often in ways which might not be apparent to lawmakers in Westminster. With this in mind, Progress’ chair Alison McGovern MP has been touring the country listening to some of our best Labour administrations to hear how they have transformed public services and pioneered progressive plans. Despite the central government-imposed cuts, they are leading the way on the living wage, on childcare and building infrastructure and new homes.
This event, which is kindly being hosted in conjunction with the LGA Labour group, will promote some of these great achievements and launch Progress’ Governing for Britain network so our national lawmakers and the wider public can continue to learn from our local councillors and AMs.
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