With the elections behind us, now is the time to book your place at this year’s ALDC-LGA Lib Dems Local Government Conference at the Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes.
This year, we have chosen “The Future of Local Government” for our theme. The main conference on Saturday 28th June will feature our usual mix of keynote speakers, training sessions, policy guidance and political advice from the ALDC and LGA Lib Dem teams. There will also be training and fringe events provided by Midas, APSE, and London Councils.
There are three satellite events on Friday 27th; a Leadership Day for Lib Dem Group or Council Leaders, a Researcher’s Day for researchers and political assistants, and the 2014 Local Government Dinner, for which all delegates can book tickets.
Whether you have recently won, recently lost, recently joined, or none of the above, this year’s conference is the one to attend. This will be the final Local Government Conference before next year’s general election and the one of the very few events that will focus primarily on the local elections happening on the same day (the others being our Kickstart training weekends in September and November).
Keynote Speakers are set to include:
Malcolm Bruce MP, Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Democrats
Stephen Williams MP, Lib Dem Minister for Communities and Local Government
Mayor Dorothy Thornhill, Elected Mayor of Watford
Simon Hughes MP, Lib Dem Minister at the Ministry of Justice
Mayor Dave Hodgson, Elected Mayor of Bedford
Hilary Stephenson, Director of Campaigns at Lib Dem HQ
Two Elections, One Polling Day – how to win in 2015
The ALDC Summer Survey
Finding Enough Helpers and Money
Funding Care and Support Services for Elderly People
Housing and Planning
Professional Training (Midas Training Solutions):
Resolving Conflicts in Groups
Finding Your Strategy to Win
Presentation Skills for Councillors
Safeguarding Local Water Assets (APSE)
Local Leadership and Communication Skills (London Councils)