Looking ahead to the party conferences

Following recent ministerial changes at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, I would like to congratulate Luke Hall MP on his appointment as Regional Growth and Local Government Minister and welcome Kelly Tolhurst MP to the team as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing. 

I would also like to thank Simon Clarke MP for all his work during his time in the ministerial team, and in particular for his engagement with the LGA’s Conservative Group, including participating in our recent devolution webinar. 

We wish Simon all the best and look forward  to working with Luke and Kelly in their new roles. 

We would normally be preparing to meet up in Manchester or Birmingham for our annual party conference. However, as was the case with the LGA’s conference in July, coronavirus means that unfortunately we will not be able to meet in person. 

I would like to thank Simon Clarke for all his work during his time in the ministerial team, and for his engagement with the LGA’s Conservative Group

Instead, just as the LGA did, the Conservative Party is holding a virtual conference from 3-6 October, and I would encourage all Conservative councillors to sign up for this via the party’s website. 

Following the events that we held in the summer, our LGA Conservative Group programme of policy webinars resumed recently with Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP and Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock MP joining us to discuss housing and planning policy, and public health, respectively. 

We are planning further webinars over the coming months, the details of which will be publicised through our fortnightly email bulletin.

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