This was a new venue to the party and was a very modern and highly stylized building.
There were a wider range of motions and exhibitions.
An innovation being trailed were the mini motions .These are short debates prompted by members and given an airing with a view to the party agreeing to look further into the topic with the aim of introducing policy through fully developed motions.
These are really tester of members opinion and as such are a great way of engaging with members,
Guest Speakers: Nazanin and Richard Radcliffe
One of the most moving sessions was an interview, hosted by Christine Jardine, with Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe and Richard Ratcliffe. Christine said she still has the blue flower Richard gave her when she went to visit him outside the Iranian Embassy when he was on hunger strike during Nazanin’s six year imprisonment in Iran.
Nazanin and Richard want British citizens to have a right to consular protection after the Foreign Office was so slow to help her. At the moment, the commitment is dependent on ministerial whim, and, if ministers are reshuffled, you have to build the relationship up all over again.
[Extract from The Liberal Voice article by Caron Lindsay]
Important Conference Motions Passed
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