ALDE Congress – feedback needed before Thursday

Belinda Brooks-Gordon represents the East of England on the ALDE Congress. She’s asked us to share the report she gave out to members in her region. Please note the looming deadline of this Thursday for amendments to motions to be discussed at the Congress in November.

ALDE Report

The post of President and five, possibly six Vice-Presidents are to be voted on at the ALDE Congress in Budapest from 19th – 21st November.  ALDE is now the fourth group in the European Parliament, and unable to do accomplish as much as it was able to do when it was the third party (don’t we just know how that feels in Westminster too). The new President certainly has their work cut out.

I was delighted at a briefing for the ALDE representatives and meet a candidate for ALDE Bureau President Hans van Baalen MEP as he laid out his vision. A prominent liberal, Hans spoke of the value of a joint action on sanctions to deal with international threats and of co-operation between liberal parties in the forthcoming referendum, Hans said he and his party VVD of the Netherlands would be helping with the LibDemFightback: “It is vital that we stick together to bring Liberalism together as a force.”

Baroness Ros Scott selected for VP of ALDE Bureau

Our own Baroness Ros Scott has won the party selection to be Vice President candidate on the ALDE Bureau. The Bureau overseas delivery of our key projects and it is dominated by MEPs so there is a vital role to play to ensure that local councils are represented. Ros has a firm belief in Liberalism and I know she will make a brilliant VP and a strong link to our councils. I am now looking for volunteers to help our social media campaign for Ros’s campaign for one week from 14th -21st November. This entails a bit of work on Facebook, Twitter, and social media and can be done anywhere. If you want to help Ros’s campaign please contact me on [email protected]

ALDE Congress

Draft resolutions for ALDE Congress on 18–21 November have been published here. I have to submit my amendments by 22 October so please send me your views and amendments before then so I can check them against our wider policy. Email me on [email protected]

I’ll be tweeting on the debates and amendments live from Congress. You can follow all the action by following me on Twitter @BelindaBG

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2 Comments

  • Mick Taylor 20th Oct '15 - 6:53pm

    I am the FE representative to the ALDE Congress in Budapest next month and I would be happy to know any views you may have on the resolutions that have been submitted (see link in Belinda’s post).

    You can contact me on [email protected]

  • Belinda Brooks-Gordo 23rd Oct '15 - 2:36pm

    Thanks Mick, it is really helpful to have input from all parts of the party for us to take to Budapest with us. I am grateful to all who have contacted me so far.

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