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Date of event

South Central Liberal Democrats. Autumn Conference 2021

October 16, 2021 10:00 AM

Conference crowd2

South Central Autumn Conference & AGM, which will be on 16 October and will be our first in-person event for 2 years!

Confirmed speakers:

  • Baroness Liz Barker
  • Layla Moran MP - Foreign affairs post Covid among other matters
  • Liz Leffman - Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, on leading in coalition
  • Antony Hook, former MEP - Our relationship with Europe
  • Mark Pack, discussing his time as Party President thus far.

Guests. South Central Region Autumn Conference 2021

The location for this conference is The Forest School, Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41 5NE.

Advance tickets are priced at £20 and on the day tickets at £25.

Please pay either by PayPal or by bank transfer to 30-92-94 43265660. If paying by bank transfer, please confirm your name and local party as the reference in the payment. Please register here.

We'll send you confirmation once we have confirmed registration and payment.

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To keep everyone safe, we ask that you please complete a negative lateral flow test no more than 48 hours before attending. Unless exempt, please wear a face covering when moving about the conference venue. Please also make use of the hygiene stations we'll have around the venue. Naturally, if you're experiencing any symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19 please do not attend.

Register nominations here

AGM - Including election of 2022 Regional Executive & South Central Representatives on English Council. Click here to register nominations.
Click here for details of positions and the election process.

SC Conference and AGM Autumn 2021
16th October at The Forest School, Winnersh, RG41 5NE

Please note, running order & events subject to change.

10.00 - 10.30

Opening and welcome to Conference
James Read, Chair of SC Region & Special Guest Baroness Liz Barker

10:30 - 11:00

Regional Staff Intro and Explanation

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Layla Moran MP: Foreign Affairs Post Covid (Policy Discussion)
Chair: Clive Jones (Aide: Stuart Brown)

12:15 - 13:00


All of this debate and learning is hungry work. Thanks to the kind efforts of Wokingham Lib Dems, you can sustain yourself for the full programme. Please bring cash for:
Ploughmans lunch (non-dairy & gluten free alternatives available) for a mere £5.

Cash for Cakes: Unlike other political parties we might mention, sweeteners in the form of homemade cakes will be available just in case.

13:00 - 13:30

AGM - Including election of 2022 Regional Executive & South Central Representatives on English Council. Click here to register nominations.
Click here for details of positions and the election process.

13:30 - 14:15

Planning Panel Discussion (Policy Discussion)
Chair: Imogen Shepherd DuBey (Aide: TBC)
Panel: Russell Gordon-Smith & Mohsin Khan

14:15 - 14:30



Cllr Antony Hook, former MEP for South East England:
Future relationships with Europe

Chair: Rachel Bishop-Firth (Aide: TBC)

15:15 - 16:00

Cllr Liz Leffman: Leading in Coalition
Chair: Tahir Maher (Aide: TBC)

16:00 - 16:15

Close of Meeting

Training Room 1
Training Room - ALDC

10.15 - 11.00

Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion in Your Local Party

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Recruiting and working with volunteers

12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:30

AGM - No training

13:30 - 14:15

How to write a good FOCUS article

14:15 - 14:30



Raising the income you need to win

Community Campaigning


Liberty Bells

Liberty Bells - the bespoke phone service for Liberal Democrats, provided by Liberal Democrats.

Craig Card

Lib Dem Image

Official supplier of Liberal Democrat
merchandise, campaign materials, clothing, gifts & books

A membership organisation that provides advice, resources and training for Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners.

Martin Kyrle

Recipient of the Presidents' award for his decades of campaigning, Martin's books offer political memoirs documenting 'Liberal Hampshire' from a nascent campaign to a the early days of the Lib Dem Eastleigh administration.

Martin has also written books on travel and the shape of a Liberal Society, and how to achieve it.

For reference, a copy of the regional party's constitution can be found here.

Please note these documents may be restricted to members - you may need to sign in on the website to access them. If you encounter problems please contact our regional administrator.
Chairs' Report SC Accounts 2020 SC Budget 2022-2025

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