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Record turnout for national party conference

September 17, 2017 4:17 PM

This weekend a record number of our local Liberal Democrats are attending the Party Conference in Bournemouth, which runs from Saturday 16th - Tuesday 19th September.

Twenty one members from West Berkshire are among what is expected to be the largest gathering of Liberal Democrats ever seen from across the UK. Members are here to take part in lively debates, speeches, policy discussions, fringe events and a range of social events.

The group includes a number of people who joined the local party since the EU referendum and, indeed, for the snap election this year. Others are here from Streatley, Mortimer, Hermitage, Thatcham, Wash Common, Donnington and Hungerford. We also have Newbury Town Councillors, Martha Vickers and Elizabeth O'Keefe; at least three past mayors of Newbury; Hungerford Town Councillor, Rob Chicken; Greenham Parish Councillor, Dr Meg Thomas; and Shaw Parish Councillor, Tony Harris. European activist and founder member of West Berkshire Stronger Together, Sarah Lowes, also joined the group, as did Judith Bunting, who stood for the Liberal Democrats in Newbury constituency in the recent general election.

Newbury and West Berkshire Lib Dem members at supper at the Autumn party conference 2017

Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats at supper at the Autumn party conference in Bournemouth