Sunday, November 11, 2007

North West Regional Conference

It was good to be at the Regional Conference in Southport last week. Its been eighteen months since we've had a Regional Conference and its good to meet old friends and meet new members.

A lot of the Party apparatus has seemed ambivalent about Regional Conferences in the past with some seeing them as a relic of days gone by. While they might need updating, I think its vital we maintain and build these Conferences.

They are a great way for members to meet other Party members from outside their immediate area and can help build a real sense of regional identity.

They play an important role in bringing the regional activists of the Trade Unions and the Party together and it was good to meet up with Unison, GMB and CWU, friends as well as the Unite delegates.

Here's to the next one.

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