CLES programme at 2017 Party Political Conferences

CLES will be attending three party political conferences this Autumn with a new fringe event developed with Barrow Cadbury Trust and Friends Provident Foundation to explore issues and challenges facing developing economic justice and local economies more generally.

Whilst each event will have a different focus we will use each session to hold a “Question Time” style debate with senior national and local politicians and civil society thinkers to discuss the provision of bespoke support for local businesses and social enterprises and how we can support local suppliers through progressive, local, public procurement.

Liberal Democrat

Building Good Local Economies

Tuesday 19 September 13:00-14:00. Meyrick Room, Bournemouth Conference Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5BH


  • Simon Bowkett, CEO Exeter CVS
  • Baroness Susan Kramer
  • Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE, Leader of Portsmouth Liberal Democrats


Wealth for all: building the new local economy

Tuesday 26 September 12:30-14:30. Gresham Room, Old Ship Hotel, King’s Road, Brighton BN1 1NR


Economy for everyone: Building local enterprise

Monday 2 October 18:30 – 20:30. Friends Meeting House 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS

If you would like to attend the conferences just click on the name of the political party below to find further details.  Registration is only required for our event at the Liberal Democrat conference. Labour and Conservative do not require registration to come to our events.

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