SERA at Labour Party Conference 2012

Following our AGM at the beginning of the month, the new SERA Executive held a successful fringe on Community and Co-operative Energy at the Co-operative Party Annual Conference. As we head back to Manchester next week for Labour Party Conference, we want to let you know about our fringe events there, bringing environmental debate and discussion to the heart of the Labour Party.

Environment Question Time
Sustainable growth in harmony with the natural environment (hosted by RSPB)

Sunday 30th September 18:00 – 19:30
Arora Hotel Manchester, 18-24 Princess Street, M1 4LY

Mike Clarke, Chief Executive, RSPB
Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State, DEFRA
Luciana Berger MP, Shadow Minister, DECC
Melanie Smallman, National Secretary, SERA
Chair: Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent, The Guardian

Tackling Rents and Bills
How can we make housing fully affordable (in partnership with the Labour Housing Group)

Sunday 30th September 19:30 – 21:00
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government
Paul Eastwood, Labour Housing Group
Cllr Leonie Cooper, Co-Chair, SERA
Chair: Melanie Smallman, National Secretary, SERA

Going for Green
The SERA Rally for Green Growth

Wednesday 3rd October 18:00 – 19:30
Exchange Room 10, Manchester Central

Join us as a host of speakers help us launch the ‘Power Book’ with LGIU and the Co-operative Party.

Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills
Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Roger MacKenzie, Unison
Karin Christiansen, the Co-operative Party
Alan Whitehead MP
Andrew Pakes
Melanie Smallman
and more
Chair: Cllr Leonie Cooper, SERA

(Please note this event is within the secure area, so conference passes are required.)

We are also joining with our fellow Socialist Societies to host the LabourList Karaoke

Time: Monday October 1st, 8pm until late
Venue: Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater Street (5 mins walk from secure zone)
Entrance £10 (concessions £5)

Join us for an evening of Socialism and singing to raise money in support of LabourList. Take part in our auction – and win the chance to sing with special guests including Ian Austin MP, Michael Dugher MP, Owen Jones and Tom Watson MP. Labour Party Members only – no press passes. Email [email protected] to ensure your place.

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