Politician gives conference speech
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.