Politi­cian gives con­fer­ence speech

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

A LIB­ERAL Democrat cam­paigner from Bar­well de­liv­ered a speech at the party’s an­nual con­fer­ence.

Mathew Hul­bert, former bor­ough coun­cil­lor for Bar­well, called for more in­vest­ment in youth ser­vices at the gather­ing in Bournemouth.

He made his speech dur­ing a de­bate on gun and knife crime, ar­gu­ing that re­duc­ing or ax­ing youth clubs is a false econ­omy, as vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple who rely on them fall back onto other pub­lic ser­vices.

Mr Hul­bert also had a chance at the con­fer­ence to ask party leader Vince Ca­ble a ques­tion, ask­ing about the need for govern­ment to pro­vide more sup­port and fi­nance for char­i­ties.

The MP replied that he un­der­stood the plight of many char­i­ties as he’s worked in the sec­tor, and agreed that the govern­ment can’t just ex­pect char­i­ties to take on new re­spon­si­bil­i­ties with­out ad­e­quate fund­ing.

Mr Hul­bert also had a chat with former leader Tim Far­ron, thank­ing him for his lead­er­ship, un­der which the Lib­eral Deom­crats won an­other four par­lia­men­tary seats, at the 2017 Gen­eral Elec­tion.

His ques­tion to Mr Ca­ble was broad­cast live on BBC Par­lia­ment, and he had an­other me­dia ap­pear­ance, in an in­ter­view for BBC One’s East Mid­lands To­day.

Mr Hul­bert said: “It was a very busy few days, with lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties to speak out for causes which are im­por­tant and which have an im­pact on the daily lives of peo­ple in Hinck­ley and Bos­worth.

“It was great to meet up with so many friends and col­leagues.

“It’s not been an easy few years for the party, but we’re in good heart and look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture.”

Mr Hul­bert chair­man of Con­stituency Democrats. is vice Bos­worth Lib­eral

Mathew Hul­bert from Bar­well had a busy time at the Lib­eral Democrat party con­fer­ence.

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