National Housing Federation at the political party conferences

The political party conferences give the sector a great opportunity to share our story and our unique offer with the decision-makers who can influence our future.

13 September 2017

This year, the Federation will be attending the Conservative and Labour party conferences, arranging meetings with key political stakeholders and hosting fringe events that will allow us to shape the political debate around our key issues. All members attending conference are welcome to join our events.

We’d love to hear from you and about any activities you may be running if your organisation is attending either party conference. Please email Eve McMahon in the Public Affairs team.

Labour party conference

Brighton, 24-27 September

Listening to communities: social housing post Grenfell

National Housing Federation fringe in partnership with the Smith Institute
Tuesday 26 September, 18:00 – 19:00 Durham Hall – Wentwood, Hilton Metropole


  • John Healey, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Peter John, Southwark Council (invited)
  • Gaby Hinsliff (Chair) Guardian (invited)

Conservative party conference

Manchester, 1-4 October

Fixing the social contract

National Housing Federation fringe in partnership with the Tory Reform Group
Monday 2 October, 12:45-14:00, Manchester Central 3

Exploring the changing nature of the social contract and how we can build an economy and society that ensures inter-generational equality.

Learning from Grenfell – the future of social housing

National Housing Federation fringe in partnership with Bright Blue
Tuesday 3 October, 12:45-14:00, Manchester Town Hall (outside the secure zone)


  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • James Cartlidge MP, South Suffolk (invited)
  • Sean Antsee, Leader, Trafford Council
  • Shaun Bailey AM, Deputy Chairman of the Regeneration Committee, London Assembly
  • Emma Maier, Editor, Inside Housing
  • Rachel Johnson (Chair) Non-executive Director, Bright Blue

Liberal Democrats party conference

We will not be attending the Liberal Democrat Conference this year as it clashes with our Annual Conference. Instead, we are arranging meetings outside of conference with Liberal Democrat contacts to make sure our key asks and offers are being heard.