This year’s conference is a vital stepping stone in our Party’s campaign ahead of the upcoming General Election. We are using it to present our team to the country and the message that we can deliver real change.
The agenda covers all the most important building blocks of our agenda for government. On Monday the focus will be on fixing our broken politics, on Tuesday we focus on the economy, on Wednesday on our broken society.
Thursday includes keynote speeches from William Hague and David Cameron. Anyone who wants to see the flesh on the bones of our policies should be at Conference.
This Conference will undoubtedly be our biggest Party Conference in decades with a wider range of events in the fringe, in the exhibition hall and in our new retail hall than ever before.
Emma Pidding, President of the National Convention, will be chairing the Conference. There is more time for contributions from volunteers than we have had for years so we hope there will be some great contributions from potential politicians of the future – as well as from the current crop!
The National Convention meets on Sunday 4 October before the start of Conference and is open to all 850 senior volunteers in the Party who are Convention Members. We will be reviewing our plans to grow the Party, to improve our efficiency and to offer our members more. I am delighted that Eric Pickles and David Cameron will be at this meeting to set the tone for Conference.
We have seen some important and exciting conferences in recent years. We aim to make this one the springboard to a successful General Election Campaign, and most importantly a successful Conservative Government. I do hope as many of you as possible will join us.