From The Press:
YORK is to host the Liberal Democrats’ Spring Conference next year.
The three-day conference, to be held at York Barbican Centre in March, is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates.
The Novotel Hotel will also be the party conference headquarters for the duration of the event.
Nick Clegg is quoted as saying:
I’m delighted that the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference will be held in York for the first time next year.
We’re helping to create new jobs all around the country and York is not only a beautiful city, but it’s also a great place to do business. I’m sure all our delegates will enjoy a great conference and a great stay in York.
This is, admittedly, excellent news. York is gorgeous, accessible and only a couple of hours away for me. There is nothing not to love about the decision.
To be fair, it’s consistent with what’s happened before. We found out we were going to Glasgow from the Scotsman but maybe we need to be a little bit better about observing these little courtesies and letting our members hear things first. What do you think?
* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings