The Liberal Democrat Spring Conference 2015 will go down as a resounding success in the Liberal Youth history books. We not only hosted a successful fringe event on why mental health matters to young people but our amendments on mental health and unpaid interns both passed, proving that Liberal Youth are a force to be reckoned with!
Our stall was incredibly popular and we had loads visits from top Lib Dem politicians including the main man himself, Nick Clegg. We also co-hosted a training session on winning the youth vote, which was one of the most popular of the conference, standing room only! A big thank you to everybody who came and helped out. We had a brilliant time.
But fear not! The fun doesn't stop here, we are hosting our very own conference this weekend in Leeds. It's going to be loads of fun with plenty of training, campaigning and socialising. Register now to make sure you get your accommodation. If you have any questions about the weekend then you can email our wonderful events officer Emily, here.
We know only to well that conference can be a bit of a crazy time so simply click here to download your easy to use guide for Spring Conference. It includes all the great things that Liberal Youth are up to and who you need to contact if you need help.
You can check out the official conference guide online by clicking here. You can also have a look at a city guide to Liverpool here which can tell you what's happening the beautiful city of Liverpool.
We can't wait to see you there and safe travels everybody!
This weekend the Diversity Team at LDHQ hosted a training weekend for 18-25 year olds from minority backgrounds. It was a great weekend with plenty of networking, training and visits from PPCs, MPs and peers.
Participants met Ibrahim Taguri PPC for Brent Central, Michael Bukola PPC for Lewisham Deptford as well as Simon Hughes MP and Baroness Ece-Hussein. They had training on a number of things from leadership and debating skills to how to react to a press crisis!
Liberal Youth member, Irfan Ahmed also contributed to the weekend and gave a brilliant speech on the role that Liberal Youth plays within the federal party and how people can get involved.
A big thank-you to everyone who attended the weekend and also to the Diversity Team, who organised it all. If you missed out this time then don't worry because there will be more opportunities to receive training after the General Election!
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This weekend we headed to Hornsey and Wood Green to campaign with the amazing Lynne Featherstone MP. Lynne has done loads of stuff in government which we think is amazing, from pushing through equal marriage to pledging to end FGM within a generation.
Once again over 50 activists turned out to help us and we had a brilliant time. We knocked on hundreds of doors and had a great social in Highgate before finishing up in G-A-Y which was amazing as Student Pride was taking place in central London on the Saturday.
A huge thank-you to the team who helped pull the weekend together! Our next trip is to the constituency of Oxford West and Abbingdon. We'll be helping out another amazing female Lib Dem, Layla Moran and we would love you to come and join us. We are providing accommodation, provisions towards travel, food and lots of fun. Just click here to sign up! If you want more information then give our full time staff member an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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