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Policy motions and consultative sessions at the Autumn Conference

August 3, 2017 4:53 PM


The party's Autumn Conference is taking place in Bournemouth in September. An important feature of any Liberal Democrat Conference is that members have a say in the party's policies, being given the opportunity to take part in the debate and to vote on whether or not each policy is accepted. There are also consultative sessions on topics related to the party itself.

Here in Suffolk Coastal, we thought it would be interesting to hold a series of very informal discussions on the topics up for debate, prior to the Conference. This could give members who are not attending Conference the chance to consider the same issues, as well as encouraging those attending to think about them in advance. Who knows, we may even wish to submit formal amendments to the policy motions, as many other local parties do!

If you are a member of Suffolk Coastal Liberal Democrats, check your email for details.

Policy motions for the Autumn Conference will include:

  • Learning to Communicate in English
  • The Paris Agreement and UK Climate Change Policy
  • The Impact of Brexit on Public Services
  • Natural Environment Policy
  • Armed Forces Personnel: Recruitment, Retention and Welfare
  • Safe Building Standards for all Homes
  • Centenary of Balfour Declaration
  • Defeating Terrorism, Protecting Liberties
  • Employment in the 21st Century
  • Encouraging Companies to be Responsible Corporate Citizens
  • European Atomic Energy Community
  • Protecting Small Businesses
  • Gun and Knife Crime

And consultative sessions at the Autumn Conference will cover:

  • Europe
  • Party Strategy
  • Manifesto Feedback

You can find details of each policy motion and consultative session in the Conference Agenda, which you can download from the main Lib Dem website at