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Devon & Cornwall and Western Counties

Lib Dem Conference 2016

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Nick Clegg at Conference

Devon & Cornwall and Western Counties Joint Regional Conference and AGMs 2016

Friday, 11 th November to Saturday 12 th November

Venue: Woodlands Castle, Ruishton, Taunton, TA3 5LU

Just off M5 at Junction25, Taunton also has a train station

Registration Closed

For any inquiries about bookings please email judithcole@cix.co.uk

Accommodation at the Premier Inn, Ruishton, Taunton, which is the closest; there are other hotels close by.

We have moved to a larger venue to reflect the need for more space after last year's successful conference. Woodlands Castle is a 17th century country house with a purpose built conference centre together with smaller meeting rooms.

Agenda

The conference agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.

Ammendments to the motion must be submitted by noon on Wednesday 9th of November to judithcole@cix.co.uk.


Friday 11th

Time Event Notes
18.15 - 19.30 AGMs
20.00 Gala Dinner with Nick Clegg

Saturday 12th

Time Event Notes
09.15 Registration

PLEASE NOTE: TREASURER/PPERA TRAINING FROM9.30AM-10AM. EARLY ARRIVAL RECOMMENDED

10.00

Welcome from Gavin Grant Chair Western Counties Regional Executive

10.10 Speaker - Vince Cable
10.50

Debate- English Party Review & Q&A Chair:Adam Killeya

11.15 COFFEE
11.30 Soap Box
11.40 ALDE - Jay Risbridger
11.45

Working to Win in 2017 with Gavin Grant and Chris Bones

13.00 LUNCH
14.00

Interview- David Hughes chats with Claire Young, PPC for Thornberry&Yate

14.40

TBC

15.30 TEA
15.45 Councillor Alan Connett, leader of Devon County Council Liberal Democrat group on the Future of Liberal Democracy in Local Government.
16.15 Any Questions
17.15

Closing Speaker: Sir Graham Watson Introduced by Adam Killeya, Chair Devon&Cornwall Regional Executive.

19.00 Networking Supper

Regional AGMs at 6.15pm on Friday the 11th of November

The Conference Dinner will follow at 7.30 for 8.00pm where we are thrilled to announce our guest speaker is The Honourable Nick Clegg, MP.

The Saturday will see a full day of speakers, training, debates, Soap Box, Any Questions featuring councillors and more.

Speakers include Vince Cable and Sir Graham Watson. Gavin Grant & Chris Bones will present another of their challenging and thought provoking sessions with more to be confirmed.

This conference gives delegates from our two very large regions a chance to network, plan campaigns, meet and socialize which is such a vital part of our joint conferences.

Regional AGMs

Notice is given that Devon & Cornwall Regional Executive's AGM will take place at 6.15pm on Friday the 11th of November at Regional Conference. Nominations to regional posts should be sent to the Returning Officer:

Mr N Alatortsev, C/o 4 Tower Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BQ.

The Call for Nomination form for the Devon & Cornwall AGM can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Agenda for the Devon & Cornwall AGM can be downloaded by clicking here.

Constituitional Ammendment B can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Minutes for the Devon & Cornwall AGM 2015 can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Job Descriptions for the Devon & Cornwall AGM can be downloaded by clicking here.

Notice is given that Western Counties Regional Executive AGM will take place at 6.15pm on Friday the 11th of November at Regional Conference. Nominations to regional posts should be sent to the Returning Officer, judithcole@cix.co.uk.

The Call for Nomination form for the Western Counties AGM can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Agenda for the Western Counties AGM can be downloaded by clicking here.

Submissions of Motions and Deadlines

Policy and business motions MUST be submitted to thedavebrowne@aol.com by Midnight, Tuesday the 20th of October AND NO LATER.

Amendments to motions MUST be submitted to thedavebrowne@aol.com by Midnight, Tuesday 1st of November AND NO LATER.

Emergency motions or Topical Motions MUST be submitted to thedavebrowne@aol.com by Midnight on Monday the 7th of November AND NO LATER.

PLEASE BE AWARE THESE DEADLINES ARE CONSTITUTIONAL AND CANNOT BE OVERTURNED. IF YOU MISS THESE DEADLINES YOUR MOTION/AMENDMENT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE 2 CONFERENCE COMMITTEES. THERE IS NO BASIS OF APPEAL ON THESE DATES.

For more information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Gail Bones: conference@devon-cornwall-libdems.org.uk

Judith Cole: judithcole@cix.co.uk