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SNP conference, Saturday 28 – Monday 30 November

Bolstered by recent polling on next year’s elections and on support for independence, SNP delegates will gather online this weekend. Timed to coincide with St Andrew’s Day on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon will give her traditional closing address on Monday afternoon.

Six composite motions will be debated alongside keynote speeches are also scheduled from Ian Blackford, Keith Brown, John Swinney and Kate Forbes. Shona Robison and Neil Gray will give a presentation on the work of the Social Justice and Fairness Commission.

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Newsdirect SNP conf agenda full motions and fringes Nov20

SNP final agenda – OFFICIAL

 

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER – MORNING
10:30 Welcome to Conference
10:50 Report of Conferences Committee
11:00 Policy Resolution – NHS, Social Care and Lifelong Learning Post Pandemic
12:15 Address by John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
12:30 Close

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER – LUNCHTIME
Fringes: 12:45 – 13:45
Fringe meetings will also include speakers representing the host organisations
• Education Recovery: building back better – hosted by the EIS, with John Swinney
• Priorities for Scotland’s health and care workforce – hosted by the BMA, RCN, RPharmScot and Chartered Society Physiotherapy – with Jeane Freeman
• A Vote for Nature – Tackling the Biodiversity & Climate Crisis in Scotland – hosted by SE Link, RSPB and WWF, with Mairi Gougeon
• Creating 20 Minute neighbourhoods: (Re)Building Local Communities and Economies post COVID-10 – hosted by IPPR Scotland and the Post Office, with Kate Forbes and Alison Thewliss MP
• Strengthening financial security to end child poverty – hosted by Save the Children, CPAG Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland, with Aileen Campbell
• Promoting the Wellbeing of Current and Future Generations in Scotland – hosted by Philippa Whitford MP, with Delyth Jewell (Plaid Cymru), Sir Harry Burns and Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER – AFTERNOON
14:00 Prelude
14:05 Address by Keith Brown MSP, Depute Leader
14:25 Policy Resolution – Green Recovery
16:00 Close

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER – EVENING
Fringes: 16:30 – 17:30
• The Journey to Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme – hosted by Coca-Cola, with Roseanna Cunningham and Richard Lochhead

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER – BREAKFAST
Fringes: 09:15 – 10:15
• Can we make Scotland the most inclusive country in the world? Hosted by Enable, National Autistic Society and Scottish Autism, with John Swinney

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER – MORNING
10:30 Prelude
10:35 Address by Ian Blackford MP, SNP Westminster Leader
11:00 Policy Resolution – An Independent Future for Scotland
12:10 Topical and Emergency Resolutions
12:30 Close

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER – LUNCHTIME
Fringes: 12:45 – 13:45
• Time to focus on the emotional impact of sight loss – hosted by Sight Scotland, with Clare Haughey
• A Vote for the Climate – Warmer Homes to Tackle the Climate Emergency – hosted by FOE Scotland and WWF, with Paul Wheelhouse
• Can local authority climate action plans be intertwined with COVID recovery? Hosted by APSE with Gillian Martin and Cllr Susan Aitken

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER – AFTERNOON
14:00 Prelude
14:05 Social Justice and Fairness Commission – Shona Robison and Neil Gray
14:30 Fraternal Address from Adam Price, Leader of Plaid Cymru
14:45 Policy Resolution – Social Justice and Equality
16:00 Close

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – BREAKFAST
Fringes: 09:15 – 10:15
• Resilience: The Other R Value – hosted by Royal Society of Edinburgh with Jamie Hepburn
• Cleaner Skies: Aviation’s role in the future of sustainable travel – hosted by Heathrow with Alan Brown MP
• Building back better: how a reformed railway can delivery for Scotland – hosted by the Rail Delivery Group with Michael Matheson

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – MORNING
10:30 Prelude
10:35 Address by Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance
10:50 Policy Resolution – Jobs and Building the Wellbeing Economy
11:55 Topical and Emergency Resolutions
12:30 Close

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – LUNCHTIME
Fringes: 11:00 – 12:00
• How hydrogen can support our economic recovery – hosted by the APPG on Hydrogen with Richard Thomson MP and Alan Brown MP
Fringes: 12:45 – 13:45
• Ask the Experts: Coronavirus – hosted by the Royal Societies and Academies with Jeane Freeman
• How will Brexit affect Scotland’s chances of independence? Hosted by IPPR Scotland with Michael Russell
• The role of the Blue Economy in a Green Recovery – hosted by Scottish Salmon with Fergus Ewing
• A Vision for the 2020s: Focus on Sight Loss – hosted by RNIB Scotland with Stuart McMillan
• The Future of Financial Services in Scotland – hosted by TheCityUK
• COP26: Cities leading the way to a net zero Scotland – hosted by Core Cities with Roseanna Cunningham, Alan Brown MP, Cllr Susan Aitken and Cllr Adam McVey.
• How to prevent a coronavirus household debt crisis? Hosted by StepChange with Jamie Hepburn.
• The Rail Interview with Michael Matheson – hosted by the Railway Industry Association and High Speed Rail Group

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – AFTERNOON
14:00 Prelude
14:05 SNP Annual Awards 2020
14:20 Policy Resolution – Scotland in the World
15:30 Address by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Party Leader and First Minister of Scotland
16:00 Close

 

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