VINCE Cable, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, is to visit Gateshead on Saturday 16th October. He will be speaking at the party’s regional conference which is being held at Gateshead Civic Centre.
Mr Cable, who is credited with predicting the recession, will be speaking at 2.30pm at the conference.
Neil Bradbury, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Blaydon, is delighted Mr Cable is coming to Gateshead.
“Vince is one of the few people who predicted that the policies of the government earlier this decade would lead to serious problems in the money markets and the economy generally,” said Neil.
“He is seen by many as a leading figure in the calls to put right the economy and the financial system.
“He was also the first to call for the nationalisation of Northern Rock. Therefore, what he has to say is listened to with interest by the North East.
“I am very pleased that Vince will be speaking at our conference this weekend.”