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East Midlands Regional conference October 2017

November 1, 2017 3:34 PM
By Keith Melton

Hi Folks,

This is just a short report about our recent attendance at the East Midlands Regional Conference with a Green Lib Dem Stand. We had hoped it would be associated with a resolution on Rainforest issues but the resolution was not selected for debate, so nothing immediate to report there, but we will be submitting it to other regional conferences, so watch this space!

GLD stall East Midlands Region

If I can master the technology for this (my first) addition to the GLD website, the associated picture shows the stand we had, which attracted a good number of visitors amongst the Regional delegates. We had at least five member sign up on the day with another 4 or 5 saying they would sign up immediately they got home (but, as is so often the way, not everybody did!) But ten people out of a total of about 130 people there for the conference seems quite a reasonable `hit-rate`.

We will be at the Yorkshire and Humberside regional conference this coming Saturday - 4th November - so I will let you know how that goes as well.

Our attendance at the meeting and, specifically, one of our new members, who had signed up on the day, generated some immediate political activity. Marylyn Rayner and I went out a few days later and handed in to three Newark Banks a letter each to their respective CEOs calling for more action for their banks to disinvest from Carbon-emitting industries, particularly energy generating areas still using fossil fuels.

Letters to banks on Carbon reduction

So the second picture is one of Marylyn and I holding a banner declaring our intentions. this was as concerned citizens for a Christian Aid action around the country rather than in Party Political roles. The banks targeted were Lloyds, Barclays and the HSBC bank in Newark.

Keith Melton GLD exec member and East Midlands Party member.