The group that organises our Conference want to know what members made of it – what you liked, what you didn’t like, what was better or worse than before. Feedback has generally been extremely positive but getting it written down will really help.
I got to go to a fantastic fringe run by Shelter Cymru on affordable housing – a campaign issue Liberal Youth is hoping to pick up this year – and discussed modular building techniques that could really deliver affordable homes, and deliver them quickly. This was something I hadn’t had the opportunity to discuss or explore previously, so I was really grateful to be given the chance to do so.
Having seen Kirsty Williams’ fantastic speech at Harrogate conference, I was delighted to see her speak again. She has an unshaken ambition not just for the Liberal Democrats in Wales but also for Wales itself. She painted a grim picture of how Labour is stagnant and Plaid had betrayed the people who elected them, but also offered a vision for how the Lib Dems would ensure a better future for Wales.
The highlight for me was, of course, the re-launch of Liberal Youth Wales (I.R. Cymru). A huge thank you has to go to Corey Shefman and his committee who I know have worked their socks off to get things going again in Wales. Their passion and motivation will ensure that the Welsh Liberal Democrats have a fantastic future. I also have to thank Lembit Opik MP, who did the fundraising pledge and who’s been massively supportive to Liberal Youth both nationally and in Wales. Also a big thank you to Kirsty Williams, who’s also been a huge support to Liberal Youth Wales and has helped ensure they have the resources they need to establish themselves.
All in all it was a fantastic conference, and I’m saving up for Wrexham now!”
If you attended conference as a corporate observer/exhibitor and want to give us (very welcome) feedback please contact ian.waltonATwelshlibdems.org.uk