Monday, 18 March 2013

From Willie Rennie ... Conference in Dundee

Dear Fraser,

It was great to see so many in Dundee over the weekend for what was a fantastic spring conference.  You can catch up with all the news from conference here or at our new Facebook page.

Feedback from members has been positive with the emotional debate on mental health and heated debates on housing benefit reform and secret courts receiving special recognition.  Eastleigh by-election winner Mike Thornton made a surprise appearance to the delight of the conference.

In my speech on Saturday, I recalled the efforts of Jo Grimond who led this party from the fringes to the mainstream of politics and urged members to embrace his spirit as we head towards the next election.

What our Eastleigh win shows is that where we deliver a strong local campaign and get our strong national messages across, we can win.

With best wishes,

Willie Rennie MSP