Saturday, January 19, 2008
How to Make the Party Conference Better
Donal Blaney, on his increasingly unmissable blog, has made a brilliant suggestion HERE. He reckons that the Conservatives should allow the wider Conservative Movement to take exhibition stands at the annual conference at a minimal cost. Normal stands cost a minimum of £6,000, with most costing upwards of £10k. If you're a well funded pressure group that's just about affordable, but if not, you're excluded. Wouldn't it be great to see the likes of the Taxpayers' Alliance, the Centre for Policy Studies and the Conservative History Group with their own stands? The LibDems make every effort to facilitate party affiliated groups at their own conference and so should the Tories. I hope this is a suggestion which the Party hierarchy will take seriously.