Join LCID at Labour Party Conference

Rally for Internationalism

Tuesday 23rd September, 7.45-9pm

The Charter Gallery, Manchester Central

Come and hear speakers from across the Labour and trade union movement give short speeches at our informal rally – outlining their visions of how a future Labour government can once again play a leading role in the fight against global poverty and injustice.

Speakers include: LCID Honorary Vice-Presidents Alison McGovern MP, Shadow DFID Minister, Gail Cartmail, Unite Assistant General Secretary,  Lord Jack McConnellRichard Howitt MEP, Seb Dance MEP, and Stephen Doughty MP; Shadow Defence Secretary Vernon Coaker, Shadow DFID Minister Gavin Shuker MP; Shadow DECC Minister Baroness Bryony Worthington; Simon Franks, Franks Family Foundation; PPCs Mel Ward, Purna Sen and Jess Asato; Labour List Editor Mark Ferguson; and BOND Chief Executive Ben Jackson. The compère for the evening will be our Chair Claire Leigh.

In partnership with Bond. Refreshments provided.

Campaigning for Jeff Smith – Labour PPC for Manchester Withington

Sunday 21st September, 1.30pm

Meet at St Peter’s Square tram stop, central Manchester, close to the conference centre – contact our chair Claire Leigh or look for a group wearing white LCID t-shirts! Alternatively meet in the constituency at 2pm in Morrisons supermarket car park, Chorlton, next to Chorlton tram stop.


International Morning at Conference

Monday 22nd, from 9.45am – Conference Floor

Come and listen to Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander, Shadow Secretary of State Jim Murphy, and Shadow Secretary of Defence Vernon Coaker outline the next Labour government’s international agenda.


Development on the Doorstep: Training for Parliamentary Candidates, agents, and CLP executive members

Monday 22nd September, 6-7pm – Room F11, Friends Meeting House, Central Manchester

Training for PPCs and their campaign teams in how to talk confidently about international development on the doorstep. The session will by hosted by Lord Ray Collins, Labour’s Spokesperson for International Development in the House of Lords, and Kirsty McNeill, former Downing Street adviser and PPC, and founder of strategy consultancy ThembaHQ.


Got a footy top you can donate at conference?

The Shadow International Development team are collecting for Kits 4 Causes, a charity who send old football shirts to kids across Africa. If you’ve got a shirt you can give, drop it at the Socialist Societies stall, (no.97 in the Exhibition Area) or bring it along to the team’s fringe event:

Football, Qatar 2022 & Workers Rights

Tuesday 23rd September, 6pm – Manchester Central, Exchange 11


LCID Members Social

Tuesday 23rd September, from 9.30pm – Midland Hotel Bar

All members and friends of LCID are invited to join us for drinks in the main conference bar.


— Charity Events —

We’d also like to share the events our friends in the charity sector will be putting on about development. For a full listing of these event click here.

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