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Policy Motions for East Midlands Autumn Regional Conference Flooding In

June 10, 2012 6:08 PM
By Phil Knowles - Policy Officer
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

East Midlands Regional Policy Officer Phil Knowles has expressed his delight and thanks at the submission of items for the Policy Debates at the upcoming Autumn Regional Conference but also stressed its not too late to submit more suggestions for consideration.

'' Since I invited all members in the East Midlands to get involved we have received items for consideration from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire - in fact all across our region. Subjects from Domestic Energy to Pesticides, Social Services to the Structure of Local Government, Funding of Political Parties and the impact of Lobby Groups to Health and more have already been received.

At the Conference we will have selected two of the submitted items, each for a twenty minute debate leaving the third twenty minute slot for an item selected by attending delegates.

When delegates arrive they will be asked to vote for one of the items on the 'topical' list - the one with the most votes will then fill the final slot.

The topical list will include all the items that have been received to date but that have not been selected as one of the two key debates.

Any other potential motions that I receive up to 12 noon on Thursday November 1st 2012 will also be added to the list to maximise the opportunity for as many members as possible to get involved.

The door will also remain open for any real emergency item up to the start of Conference but this will need to be something that really has impacted without warning and could not have been known by the November 1st deadline.

I'm sure that we will have a good conference and good debates. I sincerely hope that the number of members attending will exceed that of the tremendous turnout at the Spring Conference, all of which will contribute to a great day.

One final point. Any of the motions that don't make it for the debate and are not time sensitive can be carried forward for possible consideration at the Spring 2013 Conference.''