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Join the Big Politics Roadshow

January 17, 2022 11:08 AM
Originally published by East of England Liberal Democrats

A series of free to attend, direct engagement events taking place across the East of England designed to hear what you, our members, have to say.

Each event will be opened via live stream on a giant screen by an independent political commentator. Adam Boulton (until recently Editor at large for Sky News) will open the first roadshow on Thursday 17 February in Bury St Edmunds.

Solutions for a broken democracy

How can and should the Liberal Democrats fight for a better society?

Our democracy is being threatened as never before, the political repercussions are extreme. We cannot sit by and watch this happen. Our aim with these events is to encourage debate and conversation set against this backdrop and to consider from a fresh perspective who we are as a party and what it is that we are seeking to achieve.

Areas such as:

  • The deep underlying issues that have led this country to this point.
  • Is creating a fair society our driving ambition?
  • If so, what core principles of Liberalism must we defend?

These events will enable us to gauge the political temperature and we hope, produce ideas and persuasive arguments for change in approach for our party. The roadshow will culminate in a regional conference in early summer with major speakers and debate.

What we want you to do!

  • Book a place for Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 17 February (online if Covid requires it)
Book now

Booking link: https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/Em9hLwa8

    • Ask for an event near you, we have three more in the pipeline, but we would love to be able to react to demand anywhere in the region. Email events@eastlibdems.org.uk
Email events@eastlibdems.org.uk
  • Donate. Every penny raised helps us achieve more.

Event 1 - Thursday 17 February, 7.30pm

Venue: Southgate Community Centre, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 2QA. Map and directions

Doors open 7pm.

The community centre is approximately two miles from Bury St Edmunds train station.

If coming by car, the postcode IP33 2QA in a sat nav should bring you into Heron Road. Go to the end of the road and it will take you into a car park directly in front of the venue.

Opening speaker Adam Boulton. Panel members to include Lord Don Foster, and others TBA

Spaces limited to 200. Tea, coffee and light refreshments.

A virtual contingency will be provided if necessary to ensure the meeting goes ahead irrespective of Covid.

Book now

Future events

  • Berkhamstead
  • Norwich
  • Uttlesford

If you have never been to an event such as this before then please come along. It is you that we particularly want to hear from.