Party Conferences 2017

The Countryside Alliance political team attends the national party conferences every autumn and hosts fringe events at the Liberal Democrat, Labour, and Conservative conferences. Our events provide an opportunity to debate vital rural issues and bring together politicians, policy makers, and people in the media.

Details for our 2017 programme of conference fringe events can be found on this page.



Event 1
‘Brexit Breakfast’ with Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove MP

Monday 2 October
08:15 – 09:30
The Midland Hotel, Fairclough Room (inside secure zone**)


  • The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Learn more about the speaker

Event 2
The Future of Wildlife Law

Tuesday 3 October
12:45 – 14:00
The Midland Hotel, Rolls Suite (inside secure zone**)


  • Jim Barrington
  • Sir Roger Scruton

Learn more about the speakers


Liberal Democrats

How can the Lib Dems make Brexit work for the Countryside?

Monday 18 September
18:15 – 19:15
Hotel Marriott Highcliff, Blandford Main Room (outside secure zone*)


  • Philip Clarke, Farmers Weekly (Chairman)
  • Cathererine Bearder, MEP
  • Tim Bonner, Chief Executive Countryside Alliance
  • Alistair Carmichael, MP
  • Phil Bennion

Learn more about the speakers


How can Labour make Brexit work for the Countryside?

Monday 25 September
12:30 – 14:00
Hilton Metropole, Surrey Suites 2 (inside secure zone**)


  • Jenny Chapman MP, Shadow Brexit Minister
  • Helen Goodman MP
  • Tobias Phibbs
  • Will Straw CBE
  • Liam Stokes, Countryside Alliance
  • Chairman: Jerome Starkey, The Times

Learn more about the speakers


*As this event is outside the secure zone members and supporters are welcome to attend and ask a question in person.

**All party conferences have a ‘secure zone’ and most fringe events take place within this area. People attending these events must have a conference security pass which needs to be purchased in advance of the conference taking place.

For more information please contact:
[email protected]
0207 840 9260

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