A recording of a Labour Party Conference panel discussion fringe event, 21 September 2020 hosted by Labour Together and Compass on how Labour councils can better connect with their communities.
Responses by local government to the coronavirus crisis have varied significantly from place to place. Some councils have stepped back and others, like Barking and Dagenham, have stepped up, genuinely connecting with their communities. What can Labour councils learn from these experiences?
Joining us to discuss this will be Steve Reed MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government), Anna Randle (Chief Executive of Collaborate, Darren Rodwell (Leader of Barking and Dagenham council) and Hannah O’Rourke (Labour Together), Colin Miller ( Deeper Democracy) . The meeting was chaired by Neal Lawson.