The Labour Party will host an economic conference in Lincoln on Saturday 11th November.
The event in Lincoln forms part of a series of public conferences that Labour’s Shadow Treasury team are holding around Britain, hoping to broaden access and raise the level of debate around economic issues.
The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, will address the conference on Labour’s plans to bring back key industries into public ownership and the conference will hear from Professor Guy Standing and local MP Karen Lee on subjects including co-operative ways of working and land ownership.
The conference will also mark the 800th anniversary of the ‘Charter of the Forest’ in Lincoln, which is home to one of the two surviving copies.
The Charter was intended to ensure that people had access to the commons for subsistence, and to prevent the commons from becoming enclosed or degraded by over-consumption, by guaranteeing commons rights to food and fuel.