Conference Diary in brief

Day Time Event
Friday 11th 3pm Inequality consultation
Friday 11th 8pm Fringe meeting: Is the Health Bill toxic for the NHS and for the Lib Dems?
Saturday 12th 1pm Fringe meeting: Q and A with Vince Cable
Saturday 12th 6.15pm Fringe meeting: Distinct
iveness and Independence Sunday 13th 9.20am Emergency motion

Friday 11th March

Consultative session on Inequality

This takes place from 3pm to 5 30 in the Mercure St Paul's Hotel City Suite C. Chaired by SLF Chair David Hall- Matthews, this is an opportunity to have a say in the party's future policy on this vital issue.

Special fringe meeting on Health: Is the Health Bill toxic for the NHS and for the Lib Dems?

Ahead of the key debate on health policy, this fringe meeting gives you a chance to question the minister Paul Burstow and hear from speakers including Baroness Shirley Williams. Baroness Williams recently made it clear that she is not a supporter of Andrew Lansley's plans. It is a joint meeting organised by the Social Liberal Forum and Keep our NHS Public and is sponsored by the Guardian. The meeting , which does not appear in the published directory, takes place at 8pm in City Suite C at the Mercure St Paul's Hotel. The conference rally finishes at 7.30pm, leaving plenty of time to get to the hotel for what promises to be a lively and well attended event.

Saturday 12th March

Vince Cable Q and A

Hosted by the Social Liberal Forum, Vince Cable will be in conversation with Dr Evan Harris. The theme - post 18 education. Taking place from 1pm till 2pm this is your chance to question one of our Cabinet members on a range of issues from funding to access. The venue is the North Hall of Sheffield City Hall.

Distinctiveness and Independence

A panel of speakers will discuss how we can better demonstrate our differences from the Tories. Speakers include Tim Farron Lynne Featherstone, David Aaronovitch of the Times and SLF Chair, David Hall-Matthews. Taking place from 6.15pm to 7.30pm, the venue is the Mercure St Paul's Hotel, City Suite C

Sunday 13th March

Emergency motion slot

The Social Liberal Forum is organising a motion on banking which we hope will be selected for this slot. You can read the text here. If you are a conference representative, please do support our motion in the ballot. We hope to see you at conference. Meanwhile, if you have any queries please contact [email protected].
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