What’s on at Spring Conference today?

Friday 15 March

15.00-17.30 Consultative sessions:

A Fairer Share for All

Crime and Policing

Health and Social Care

You can read the consultation papers here.

If you are thirsty after that, there is a Civic reception at the Barbican at 5:15 and then the rally at 6:30.

Now I was going to ditch the rally and go to the pub with my friends because I was feeling like a bit of a rebel. However, I then discovered that my wonderful friend, Borders candidate Jenny Marr is speaking. Now, when she introduced Willie at Scottish Conference a few weeks ago, she let slip that she’d seen him in his Superman pyjamas… On an exceptionally cold Winter’s day canvassing in the North East a few years back, apparently, Willie showed the assembled crowd that he had pyjamas on under his clothes to keep warm.

Who knows what revelations she will make at the rally…

So, Vince, Ed and Jo will be speaking. And they’ll be great. But you need to go to the rally to see Jenny. Because she’ll be brilliant, inspiring and funny. She is campaigning up a storm in the Borders. Five minutes into one of her first canvassing sessions, a dog sank its teeth into her leg. Like a trooper, she got the data before heading for a tetanus jab…

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • For those like me who aren’t in York, the conference rally was streamed on youtube tonight. It’s still there to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT0rQDXajTc
    It’s a great idea to do this live-streaming, but maybe it could be advertised a bit more: I only found out about it by accident. I’m hoping the conference sessions will be live-streamed as well through the weekend?

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