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Regional Conference in Notts on Saturday 21st October - Call to local members

October 2, 2017 8:45 AM

Saturday 21st October 2017 - 9:15-4:30pm
Southwell Minster School, Nottinghamshire


We have an excellent venue which meets requirements we have adopted based on attendee feedback. This includes all sessions in closed rooms to improve acoustics and a larger footprint to allow for an improved exhibition space and break out area.


We are putting on a variety of sessions based on requests from the membership. These include:

Pre-Conference Fringe: ALTER (with William Davison) "There's more to ALTER than Land Tax"
ALTER (Action for Land Taxation & Economic Reform). A group of Liberal Democrats who campaign for a more sustainable and just resource-based economic system in which no-one is enslaved by poverty (a phrase you'll recognise from the pre-amble to the Constitution). Whilst their campaign for Land Taxation is part of this approach - this session looks to share with members information on a variety of other concepts being worked on to achieve this goal. For more information ahead of the session, please see their website at: Lib Dems ALTER

Policy Writing (With Ex-Welsh Lib Dems Policy Officer, Morgan Griffith David)
How to write Policy Motions to submit to Conference at any level (City/Regional/Federal) and increase the chances of it being accepted.

"Youth Work Saves Lives...We Must Now Save Youth Work"
A chaired panel led discussion about the current state of youth work and services - what are the approaches and what can we as Liberal Democrats do to reverse the neglect of this crucial sector.

Electoral & Campaign Compliance (with Party Compliance Officer, Darren Briddock)
Very important session covering procedures to be followed for campaigning and elections - we encourage every local party to send a representative. Please note you do not have to be planning to be an agent/candidate - it's just important that each party has someone with this update.

Boundary Review (with Boundary Review Rep, Alan Fox)
Latest update on the progress of the Boundary Review for all members.

Media Lounge - call in for advice on handling/getting the most out of media interaction
We're aiming to give the opportunity for members to get a filmed interview so that they can improve their technique. Details to be confirmed. "Can you beat our Journo" competition! Watch this space for details.

Getting Your Data (with Ed Fordham)
A fast paced run through about all the data that we can collect and how that is right in front of us!


Upon reviewing costs and following feedback from members, we are proposing the following feedback from members we will be offering a "first time to conference" rate of £1.00 so the ticket prices will be as follows:

  • First Time To Conference - £1.00
  • Conference Ticket (Concessions) - £9.00
  • Conference Ticket (Standard) - £13.00
  • Conference Lunch - £6.00

There will be a Regional Evening Dinner event - please sign up for our digest and/or check eastmidslibdems.org.uk for updates.


Party President Sal Brinton is coming along to open Conference - our key note speaker in the afternoon will be Layla Moran.


You can book online by clicking on the link below - when you have submitted your form you will be given the option to pay online or to send a cheque. Due to security requirements we have to ask for individual reservations so that we can make sure you have your access badge when you attend.



Come join us at our Conference Dinner hosted by the local party at The Admiral Rodney in Southwell. Tickets are £20.00 for a lovely two course meal and an introductory keynote speech from our guest, Layla Moran MP. There will be a selection of desserts available on the night and you can select your main course on the booking form.


Regional Conference is run by members for members
If you would like to volunteer to help out on the day, please email alison.rouse@hotmail.com