Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 1 at Labour Party Conference in Brighton 2009 - A Delegates Eye View!

Day1 at Labour Party Conference - I arrived yesterday on a beautiful day in Brighton, booked in to the Hotel and made my to the Brighton Conference Centre for the 2pm Opening.
The Key Theme was Operation Fightback and the need to put to the County the clear choice between managing the economic recovery whilst defending all that we have achieved over the past 12 years and the savage cuts and austerity promised by the Tories and Lib Dems!
Ed Milliband made a real rousing speech laying out key Manifesto Policy areas and the stark choiced that the UK electorate will have.
Douglas Alexander talked about Campaigning and highlighted the 3 key areas detailed in the picture opposite.
Basic hard work contacting as many pe3ople as possible and making our Campaining relevant to local people was the key.

There was a Q&A with Gordon Brown chaired by Harriet with PPC's on stage.
Camberwell and Peckham's submitted motion on Rights for Interpreters in the British Army was not chosen as Contemporary Motion to be debated at Conference so my chance to speak at Conference probably gone!!
I voted for our motion of course and for motions on Housing and Public services and the 4 Contemporary Motions chosen were:
Employment Right, Housing, Manufacturing, Public Services and School Meals.
I was actually interviewed by IOSH for their You Tube site so that should be posted later today!
My interview by IOSH at the Labour Party Conference is now on YouTube at about my Fish Farm Placement!
The evening was spent at 3 Receptions, The Gibralter Ambassador, The British Legion and RSPCA.

Day 2 begins with debate on the Economy and Sustainable Communities!!