The Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference opens in Bournemouth on Saturday 19 September 2015, with a wide-ranging and the promised launch of a fightback campaign.
“Party conferences mean huge numbers of people moving around the venue and the town over several days,” says BH Live director of venues, Pat Coyne.
“It’s great to be welcoming the Liberal Democrats again and we’ve been working closely with the organisers to deliver the best possible experience for the 4,000 or so delegates who’ll be visiting us.”
The conference, which runs until 1pm on Wednesday, 23 September 2015, marks the beginning of the party’s journey towards the General Election in 2020 and is the first to be led by Tim Farron MP.
The Federal Executive and the Federal Policy Committee will hold key sessions in the auditorium, debating a number of motions. Delegates will also be able to take part in a Q&A session with the new leader and question party committees about what they have been doing.
“Bournemouth has always been an incredibly popular annual conference destination for our party members and we’re looking forward to being back again,” says Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron, MP. “We have always found the staff friendly, the town welcoming and I cannot think of a better place to host my first conference as leader.”
This year’s conference is worth an estimated £6.5m to the town in economic impact and sees a record number of first time attendees. There will be a special, two-day, corporate fringe event, a Green Summit, a Housing Summit and an evening Business Reception at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel.