The last full day at the Lib Dem conference means there is a packed fringe in
Morning (07:30 – 08:30)
The day begins with
For the less sporty, there is the Dods Green Deal Dialogue, which begins at 8am. Ed Davey and representatives of Land Securities and the Glass and Glazing Federation are on the panel and the Green Deal is the topic of the event. (Hilton, Ambassador)
It is another early start for Vince Cable, who will be at the Open University/CentreForum/Guardian fringe and the importance of distance and part-time learning to economic growth. (Hilton, Edinburgh)
Lunchtime (13:00 to 14:00)
Don Foster and Lord McNally will be talking to the youth at the Kids Count fringe, joined by their younger colleague John Leech. The topic is youth crime and some of the Kids Count youth advisers will be on the panel to give their perspective. (Youth Zone)
Binge drinking will be on the agenda at the Portman Group/New Statesman fringe. It will ask Don Foster and Stephen Gilbert if local solutions are the best response. (Grand, Eugenie)
Chips have been much in evidence at buffets in
Wind has also been a feature of this year’s seaside conference, so it seems appropriate that the Renewable Energy Dialogue will consider the viability of wind power in the
Ed Davey will be in conversation at Demos grill event in the Hilton Metropole,
The police have dominated the news in the past few weeks in one way or another, and the three police ‘trade unions’ are hosting a fringe with speakers including Sir Hugh Orde and Paul McKeever. (Hilton, Lancaster)
Early evening (18:15 to 19:30)
Comedian Steve Coogan will be the star guest at the Hacked Off fringe on press reform. Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary of the NUJ, and Simon Hughes will also be on the panel. (Grand, Empress)
Can Lib Dems lead the change in the way the prison system treats young people? The Howard League for Penal Reform fringe will have
Paddy Ashdown and Nick Harvey are due to speak at the Lib Dems in Public Relations event, along with Lord Clement Jones and Daily Mirror journalist Jason Beattie. (Hilton, Osborne)
Vince Cable and David Laws will discuss how to get the
Evening (20:00 to 21:15)
The NUT will be hosting their much-loved Fish and Chips Supper, but numbers are strictly limited and invitations mush be collected from Stand 28 at the Brighton Centre.
Where next for the Lib Dems? Adrian Sanders and Jackie Ashley from The Guardian will discuss the future of the party at the Liberal Left fringe. (Youth Zone)
Paddy Ashdown will be considering
Later (21:45 onwards)
And two very special events to end Tuesday at the Lib Dem conference, one traditional and one very modern.
Glee Club will be held in Hilton’s Oxford Suite from 10pm until 2am. Billed as the ultimate end-of-conference celebration, copies of The Liberator songbook will be on sale outside the venue.
And Dods PoliticsHome is hosting a Tweet Up reception in the Hilton’s Ambassador Suite, starting at 9.45pm.
There will be an exclusive screening of a five-minute clip of the new series of Yes, Prime Minister, courtesy of UKTV or as they say on Twitter, @UKTV. See you there!