What’s on at Conference today? The Fringe

There are some lively fringe events today.

One of the most popular, which sadly clashes with a Federal Board meeting so I can’t be there, is an ALDE event with Catherine Bearder MEP and Nick Clegg. “Britain’s place in the EU – Lib Dems are not giving up.” That’s in the Bryanston Suite in the Marriott.

Your Liberal Britain has some ideas about turning the party into a much wider social movement. I think that they need to do more in the way of diversity and appealing to local government, but they have a lot to offer the party. Join Jim Williams and his team this lunchtime in the Durley Suite in the BIC.

This evening is the first of the Lib Dem Voice fringes with Vince himself talking about adult education and building the skills the economy needs. Mary Reid wrote about it the other day.

Maybe a list of our speakers will entice you. Vince Cable – yes, we managed to book him before he became our new Leader, and we are delighted that he has been able to honour the commitment. Then Layla Moran – our Education spokesperson. And Chris Fox, our spokesperson for Business and Industrial Strategy. They will be challenged by Joanna Cain from the rather different perspective of the Workers Education Association.

And there will be scones. So come and help yourselves at 7:45 in the Purbeck Suite of the Marriott

At the same time, the Young Liberals will be talking about intergenerational politics and fairness, Green Liberal Democrats talk about the progress to a zero carbon Britain, ALDC has its AGM and LDs 4 Seekers of Sanctuary looks the difficulties facing refugees.

ALDC has its AGM and Campaigner Awards and the Education Association looks at prospects for education in the new Parliament. Details can be found in the directory here and in the Conference app.

The day ends with the amazing disco. The wristbands are incredibly sparkly. Guest DJs Tim Farron, Sarah Ludford, Daisy Benson and Kelly-Marie Blundell have some wonderful stuff on offer. We know. We’ve seen the set list, which we will be publishing later.

Read more by .
This entry was posted in News.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • Katharine Pindar
    Hi, Peter, I haven't heard about a 'lumpen proletariat' and I hadn't time to watch Panorama, but I take your point. You may recall that I personally am not enth...
  • David Evershed
    Boycott sport only after two way trade with China has been boycotted....
  • Peter Martin
    @ Katharine I didn't say that socialists possessed more "moral virtue". I'm not sure how that is a useful guide in any case. The socialist view of human n...
  • Peter Martin
    What's "it" ?...
  • Martin
    The UK Supreme Court has decided that the government has te authority to render a person stateless, in controvention of UN agreements and international, univers...
Thu 11th Mar 2021