This week, Higginson Strategy sent its largest-ever delegation of team members to the Labour Party’s Annual Conference in Liverpool, joining over 15,000 others from the world of politics, communications and business.
A considerable number of fringe events centred on the urgent need to transition to net-zero and create green jobs, while others touched on tackling pollution and improving air quality, with a view to what the next Labour government could achieve. Indeed, with the Labour Party consistently polling well ahead of the Conservatives, there was an upbeat atmosphere and noticeable increase in attendee numbers compared to previous years.
We were proud to support a range of events and meeting engagements throughout the week, facilitating conversations around how we can boost recycling rates, improve air quality in inner-city areas and support some of the most vulnerable pensioners through the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
We also launched A Plastic Planet’s new strategy to tackle plastic pollution, drawing up recommendations for the next Labour government, with a range of leading industry panellists and DEFRA Committee member, Barry Gardiner MP, speaking to a packed-out fringe event.
Representatives from Higginson Strategy’s in-house campaign group for women and minority rights, EMPOWER, also met with Bloody Good Period to discuss our plans for tackling period poverty and urged the Labour Party to put the free provision of period products for all in its upcoming manifesto.
While our time in Liverpool marks the end of this year’s party conference season, we begin ramping up our planning for a likely general election next year, as we work to continue our cross-party engagement with Parliamentarians and purpose-driven organisations to influence the manifestos of the main parties.