Localism the New Opportunities
A Conference for Liberal Democrats

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On Friday 21st October 2011, in Westminster, an important one day conference will take place for Liberal Democrat involved in local government. This is a conference and workshop for Liberal Democrats to look at the new opportunities provided by the Localism Bill. 

Guest Speakers:
Rt Hon Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister
Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point
Gordon Lishman CBE, Author of the 1970 Community Politics Resolution to the Liberal Assembly
Andrew Stunell OBE, Lib Dem Minister DCLG 
Helen Williams, Deputy Director of Neighbourhoods, National Housing Federation
Cllr Richard Kemp CBE, Deputy Leader, Liverpool Liberal Democrats
Chaired by Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader LGA Liberal Democrats

Bevin Hall, Local Government House, Smith Square, London SW1

Who should attend?

Liberal Democrats who are: • Councillors • Community activists • Campaigners • Health Trusts and Housing Association Board members • School Governors

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, more details of the programme and workshops below. 

Taking place at: Local Government House, Smith Square, City of London SW1P 3HZ








9.30 Reception and Coffee 

10.00 Introduction.
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local Government

10.20 An external perspective. 

The challenges to politicians in the localism agenda by: Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point Helen Williams, Deputy Director of Neighbourhoods, National Housing Federation Followed by Q and A

11.00 Speech by Rt Hon Nick Clegg followed by Q and A.

11.45 Making things happen the Lib Dem Way 
The long term view – Gordon Lishman
Legislation into action – Andrew Stunell MP
Inside the Council Chamber – Cllr Richard Kemp
Followed by Q & A

12.45 Lunch 

13.30 Workshops
Localism the Whole council approach – Carl Minns
Cabinet Member for your Ward – Cllr Erica Kemp
Housing and neighbourhoods – Cllr Richard Kemp
Integrating Town Hall and Campaigning – Howard Sykes.

15.00 Finish 

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