After a very successful Federal Conference earlier this month, Liberal Youth will hold its Autumn Conference on 22nd & 23rd October. It’s in the Roman town of Colchester* (home to the UK’s oldest market on record).
Conference, as all Liberal Democrats know, is a fantastic opportunity for party members to shape policies and hold elected officers to account – and Liberal Youth is no different.
Along with all the usual reports from officers (and the odd constitutional amendment), there will be policy debates on the Arab Spring, MMR jabs, Women’s Rights & Bank Shares. As we have seen from this year’s conference with the Employment and Support Allowance motion, Liberal Youth policy can become federal policy – and might now even become Government policy. This is a brilliant opportunity for young Liberal Democrats to get involved with policy making and gain experience in public speaking!
There are also training opportunities on Who’s Who in the Party, Dealing with the Press & Developing your Branch & Membership – One of our featured trainers will be the Voice’s very own Helen Duffett.
And for those of you who focus on tummy-related matters, food will be provided, as well as crash accommodation on Friday & Saturday night – all included in the registration fee!
There’s also a consultative session on the Future of Liberal Youth, so our members can decide the direction Liberal Youth should be taking now and into the 2015 General Election.
I hope to see young (and maybe even some older) Liberal Democrats in Colchester for Liberal Youth’s Conference – it will be an exciting opportunity to shape your organisation’s future.
Register online here.
*so: veniemus videbimus vincemus
Harry Matthews is England Convenor, Liberal Youth.