Conference highlights need for Conservatives in local government

Party conference has enabled Conservative local leaders to come together to share ideas and contribute policy. 

In October, hundreds of councillors and party members attended LGA events at conference, where we were pleased to launch our ambitious manifesto of ideas ahead of the General Election. 

Together, our local government family in the Conservative Party will now start our lobbying efforts, alongside MPs and Peers, to make sure that our recommendations are not only adopted in the party’s manifesto at the General Election, but also in the first King’s Speech immediately after the General Election. 

 A digital version of our manifesto can be found on our website, and I would strongly encourage you to share it with your Conservative MPs, where possible. 

Party conference also showed why having Conservatives in local government, working in partnership with national government, is so important; and, frankly, why the country cannot risk a Labour government that is full of headline spinning but absolutely no substance.  

Levelling up remains a priority for our government… it was what we were elected on to deliver”

Arising from the representations we have made to ministers at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities around the impact that inflation is having on the delivery of Levelling Up Fund (LUF) infrastructure projects, we were pleased to receive confirmation from the new Levelling Up Minister, Jacob Young MP, that he has now signed off several LUF project adjustment requests. 

This means that local authorities should be in a better position to get spades into the ground for their vital infrastructure projects. 

Let’s be under no illusion and let’s ignore the spin from Labour: levelling up remains a priority for our government and it was what we were elected on to deliver. 

The Prime Minister knows that actions speak louder than words, which is why he has put local people in control of more than £1 billion of funding with a long-term plan for left-behind towns. 

There is a road to winning the next General Election, and we will! 


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