LGA Liberal Democrat Group events at Bournemouth Conference

A reminder of our fringe events at conference – all are welcome:

Group events at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Bournemouth are listed below. All meetings take place in the Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel, Bournemouth BH2 5AH – just opposite the conference centre. This includes on Monday our most recent MP recruit, Angela Smith MP*. Please note these take place outside the conference zone so no pass needed. All are welcome but you can help us plan for numbers by using the links below.

The Liberal Democrats are the party of rural communities
Saturday 14 September, 6.15-7.30pm

Liberal Democrats know the countryside matters too much to be left to the Conservatives. Come and hear more about what we can do to help our rural communities and smaller towns. Includes launch and a free copy of our new booklet. Refreshments provided!

Speakers: Councillor Heather Kidd (Chair); Baroness Cathy Bakewell; Graham Biggs, Rural Services Network; Councillor Sarah Butikofer, Leader, North Norfolk District Council; and Councillor Alan Connett, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Devon County Council

All welcome on the day but to help us plan for numbers let us know you are coming.

Thirty three years of Liberal Democracy in Sutton
Sunday 15 September, 1-2 pm

Hear about the work the Liberal Democrats in Sutton have done over the last 33 years of running the council. Includes launch of our new booklet about their success – come and get a copy!

Refreshments provided! Venue: Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth BH2 5AH

Speakers: Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group; Councillor Ruth Dombey OBE, Leader, London Borough of Sutton; Lord Graham Tope, former Leader, London Borough of Sutton; and Councillor Jake Short, Vice-Chair, Carshalton and Clock House Local Committee

Refreshments provided! All welcome on the day but to help us plan for numbers let us know you are coming.

The Local Government Reception: Let’s celebrate this year’s elections success!
Sunday 15 September, 7.30-9.30pm

Speakers: Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group (Host); Rt Hon Jo Swinson MP CBE, Leader, Liberal Democrats; Councillor Vikki Slade, Leader, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council; and Councillor Joe Harris, Leader, Cotswold District Council

Refreshments provided! All welcome on the day but to help us plan for numbers let us know you are coming.

#CouncilsCan: Why is the Queen’s Speech important for local government?
Monday 16 September, 1-2pm

Speakers: Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, Leader of the LGA Liberal Democrat Group (Chair); Angela Smith MP; Councillor Emily Smith, Leader, Vale of White Horse District Council; Dr Darren G Lilleker, Associate Professor in Political Communication, Bournemouth University; and Nick Stanton, Joint Chief Executive at Curtin&Co and former Leader, London Borough of Southwark

Refreshments provided! All welcome on the day but to help us plan for numbers let us know you are coming.

View all of our events in our conference programme.

*= Note: Angela Smith was our latest recruit at the time of writing this email!

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