Event Summary

  • Date 03/02/21
  • Time 11:15
  • Location Online

About the event

Labour Local Government Conference 2021


Chair – Steve Reed OBE, MP – Honorary President of the CCIN and Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary


Response: Cllr Louise Gittins  – “Enabling & Empowering Communities” – Leader, Cheshire West and Chester Council 

Recovery: Cllr Sharon Taylor, OBE – “Inclusive Economy Charter” – Leader, Stevenage Borough Council 

Resilience: Cllr Peter Curling – “Cross Party Collaboration” – Leader, Hillingdon Labour & Coop Group 




The unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on communities throughout the UK has meant that councils have had to respond in swift and innovative ways. The government’s initial centralised, Whitehall driven response was insufficient in getting support to those people who needed it quickly and effectively. Local government mobilised quickly to fill that gap.

For Co-operative Councils this played to their strengths and brought to the fore the values of community leadership, co-production and social value. 

In October 2019 we launched our latest publication ‘CCIN Action Learning: Co-operation through Covid-19’, which describes the Co-operative Council response to the pandemic and thanks to you we will be promoting this publication at this Fringe. 

The publication is divided into three sections: Response, Recovery and Resilience and each speaker will talk about one Case Study from that publication which can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/CCIN-Covid