South Cambs LibDems at Brighton Conference 2018

We had an active LibDem conference this year at Brighton with several newly elected Councillors making their first speeches and our own Leader Bridget Smith being interviewed by Christine Jardine at the Rally on Saturday evening. See below for their videos.

Our success in the May elections locally provided much motivation and optimism from other delegates at the Conference and we would like to thank all those who were involved in our campaign big or small - we made an impact not only locally but with the party nationally - for that, thank you.

For a round up of LibDem Conference itself and the motions passed please see this section on the LibDem website or see here for a summary of the key commitments we made . The next Spring Conference is in York - 16th-17th March.

LibDem Exec member Michael Kilpatrick submitted an amendment to the Motion: Power for People and Communities. To see his amendment speech click here. Our South Cambs District Council Leader Bridget Smith spoke on caution required in creating devolved regions. Please click here to watch.

Bridget was again on the conference stage during the rally where she answered a Q&A on how we won our May local election campaigns.

Cllr Philippa Hart, a member of the Cabinet at South Cambs spoke against the motion: Taxing Land, Not Investment to represent the viewpoint of rural farmers. Click here to watch her speech.

Newly elected Cllr Pippa Heylings who chairs our newly formed Climate Change and Environment Committee spoke in the motion on Plastic Pollution and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Please click here to watch.

Also newly elected Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson spoke in the final motion to Demand Better: Liberal Democrat Priorities for a Better Britain to Demand Better for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Please click here to watch.

Another newly elected Cllr Philip Allen spoke in the same motion in an intervention on housing. Please click here to watch:

And as well as the serious business, it was a great opportunty to spend time with other Liberal Democrats from our local party and around the region and country.  We enjoyed a fish and chip supper with East of England Liberal Democrats - where Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson spoke to ITV News about Brexit.  Click here to watch.


And we enjoyed a dinner together and even some time on the beach


Finally some of us were proud to show how proud we were of still being in the EU and showed it off with headgear

We all had a wonderful time at Conference and we hope those who are considering joining us in the future, Bournemouth is the location for 2019 conference 14th - 17th September 2019.


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