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Scottish LibDem conference, Friday 30 – Saturday 31 October

 

Another weekend, another party conference!  Scottish LibDems will gather online this Friday and Saturday to debate policy motions, unveil conference candidates and hear from party leaders.

 

Keynote speeches are scheduled from Willie Rennie, Ed Davey and Wendy Chamberlain (Chief Whip and spokesperson for Scotland and Wales).  A European perspective will be provided by Sophie in ‘t Veld, the Dutch MEP and member of the Democrat 66 party.

 

Policy motions for debate are on student parents, climate change, federal UK, economic development, shipbuilding, starting school (kindergarten stage), fuel poverty, housing/homelessness and integrated transport.  On Saturday morning, the party will host a ‘policy pitch’ session for organisations and activists, which was a popular item at the 2019 conference in Hamilton, despite the early start.

 

:: Click here to order our Conference Today briefing or book reporting of an individual item ::

:: Click here for a printable agenda + list of the motions in full ::

 

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER – MORNING

  • 10:15 SC1: A Fair Deal for Student Parents (30m)
  • 10:45 SC2: Helping nature to fight climate change (50m)
  • 11:40 Speech: Sophy in ‘t Veld MEP –
  • 12:00 EM1: Emergency/Topical Motion (30m)

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER – LUNCHTIME

  • 12:45 Fringe 1 (tbc)

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER – AFTERNOON

  • 14:00 SC4: Economic & Community Development (30m)
  • 14:30 Speech: Sir Ed Davey (20m)
  • 14:50 SC3: Reforming the UK for a federal future (20m)
  • 16:10 Candidate Announcement (50m)

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER – EVENING

  • 17:00 Fringe 2 (tbc)
  • 18:15 In Conversation with…. (hosted by Christine Jardine)

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER – MORNING

  • 09:00 Policy Pitch (60m)
  • 09:30 Business Meeting & Constitutional Amendment (60m)
  • 10:30 SC5: Shipbuilding on the Clyde (30m)
  • 11:00 SC6: Starting School Better (50m)
  • 11:50 Speech: Wendy Chamberlain (15m)
  • 12:05 SC7: Fuel Poverty in Scotland (30m)

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER – LUNCHTIME

  • 12:55 Fringe 3

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER – AFTERNOON

  • 14:05 SC8: Housing First Model to End Homelessness in Scotland (50m)
  • 14:55 Emergency/Topical Motion (30m)
  • 15:35 Speech: Willie Rennie (25m)
  • 16:00 SC9: Integrated Transport (40m)
  • 16:40 Awards & Close

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER – EVENING

  • 17:00 Fringe (tbc)

CONFERENCE MOTIONS – SUMMARY

  • SC1: A Fair Deal for Student Parents
  • SC2: Helping Nature to Fight Climate Change
  • SC3: Reforming the UK for a federal future
  • SC4: Economic and Community Development
  • SC5: Motion: Shipbuilding on the Lower Clyde
  • SC6: Starting School Better
  • SC7: Fuel Poverty in Scotland
  • SC8: A “Housing First” Model to End Homelessness in Scotland
  • SC9: Integrated Transport

 

 

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