Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Liberal Democrats to attend Spring Conference

LIBERAL Democrat members in Gateshead have chosen 4 members to attend the party’s forthcoming spring conference in Liverpool.

Members from across the country will be meeting in the city from 7th to 9th March. Amongst them will be Peter Maughan, Frank Hindle, Ian Patterson and Jonathan Wallace from Gateshead.

Peter Maughan, Parliamentary candidate for Blaydon said, “We are looking forward to this conference as it will be Nick Clegg’s first as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

“There will be important debates on health, housing, education and defence. Nick Clegg will be making his first speech as Leader of the Liberal Democrats. The party’s Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable MP, will also be speaking.

“I am hoping to meet a number of the party’s MPs at the conference to discuss with them concerns about the cuts to police funding that the government has made. These cuts will lead to the loss of the ‘101’ non-emergency police phone number.”

Liberal Democrats hold two national conferences a year, the first in March and the main one in September.

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