News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Conservative Conference Agenda published - interactivity promised

This morning I received my paperwork and Conference Pass to this year's Conservative Conference in Bournemouth. It's notable how much more there is going on that this time two years ago, with more organisations holding fringe events, and many more exhibitors that on my last visit. It's all a sure sign that businesses and organisations are waking up to the revived Conservative Party and preparing for us to re-enter Government.

Discussion will be focussed on the six big challenges affecting Britain and the world in the 21st century:
  • Economic Competitiveness
  • Social Justice
  • Public Services
  • The Environment and our Quality of Life
  • National and International Security
  • Globalisation and Global Poverty
But identifying the problems is only the first step. Conference this year will be the first opportunity for the mass membership of the Conservative Party to influence the agenda of the policy groups, established by David Cameron earlier this year. The aim will be to find Conservative solutions to the problems we all face. The direction is already clear - Conservative policy will be more green, more local, more family-friendly, less arrogant about politicians' ability to solve every problem. It's about our instinctive belief in trusting people and sharing responsibility, and bringing an end to the Centralised New Labour Bureaucracy which is failing Britain as we speak.

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