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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Conservative Minister to address the Liberal Democrat Conference this weekend

The Housing Minister, Conservative MP, Grant Shapps is to be the key note speaker at a fringe meeting hosted by Shelter and CentreForum called, What will the legacy of the economic downturn be for housing?

This will offer a real insight to what the Conservative Party is really thinking (I hope), well certainly on housing anyway.

Has the economic crisis really made us think any differently about the housing market, is it time we started to take the private rented sector more seriously, and will house-building ever recover?

The speakers will consider how, in a tight public spending environment, we can justify spending money on housing and how, in a competitive political environment, we can push housing up the agenda.

In my opinion as one of those trapped in the private renting sector currently while house prices in Scotland continue to rise, housing is one of the topics that needs to be addressed by the Liberal Democrats in Government, so this is a fringe meeting I certainly hope to attend.

The speakers at this fringe meeting on Sunday 19th September, 8pm - 9.15pm held in the ACC, Hall 1C are Grant Shapps MP, Conservative Housing Minister, Campbell Robb, Shelter and Councillor Richard Kemp, Local Government Association with Chris Nicholson, CentreForum in the Chair.

Hopefully this will be interesting for people to have a chance to hear and question one of the Conservatives within the Coalition at our own conference.

I may well add to this post when I am a little more awake.

5 comments:

Caron said...

"The speakers will consider how, in a tight public spending environment, we can justify spending money on housing and how, in a competitive political environment, we can push housing up the agenda."

It's simple to me. This is the one issue we have to solve. If we can't make sure everyone has somewhere warm and dry to sleep every night, some space to call their own, we have no right pretending we're a civilised nation.

Anonymous said...

Will Grant be bringing his sock puppets with him? I'm sure they'd like to give their views on housing issues...http://bit.ly/c4SHp4

Niles said...

It's interesting to read how Richard Kemp thinks the meeting will go:

http://richardkemp.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/looking-for-a-couple-of-verbal-punch-ups-at-the-lib-dem-conference/

dazmando said...

If I was at the conference in the evening this would be the debate I would attend. Please blog what happens

dazmando said...

Although if your at any of these events I will see you there http://bracknellblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/lib-dem-conference-diary.html

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