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Party Political Conference - Election Special

Taking place on the ground floor on Saturday

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Politicians and delegates from the UK's major political parties will be out in force to outline their manifestos on the key issues of Animal Welfare, Food and Health, Environment and Food Sustainability.

Expect some lively debates, and some heated discussions before a show of hands from participants to demonstrate which party they favour.

 

Confirmed participants include:

 

  • Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East Labour MP),
  • Purna Sen (Labour Parliamentary candiate for Brighton Pavilion),
  • John Robb (Goldblade frontman and vegan musician)
  • Mary Mears (Conservatives councillor of Brighton & Hove City Council)
  • Paul Chandler (prospective Lib Dem candidate for Parliament in Brighton Kemptown)
  • Chris Bowers (prospective Lib Dem candidate for Parliament in Brighton Pavilion)
  • Henry Smith (Crawley MP, Conservative)
  • Kim Stallwood (Animal Righs author and scholar, Independent commentator)
  • Caroline Allen (Green Party of England and Wales spokesperson on animal issues),
  • Keith Taylor (Green Party MEP for the South East region),
  • Vanessa Hudson (leader of the Animal Welfare Party),

 

with many others to be confirmed. For speakers' biogs, click on hyperlinks above.

 

Schedules

11:30 - 11:50 - Have Your Say General Election 2015 Workshop

Led by Amanda Baker, Senior Policy Officer, The Vegan Society

Take action - Challenge your MP hopefuls - Vote for Animals.  We all teach children in our care not to harm animals unnecessarily.  Use this common ground to talk animal-friendly solutions with politicians.   

 

12:00 - 1:30 - Health section

Moderated by Amanda Baker, Senior Policy Officer, The Vegan Society

12:00 - 12:50 - Manifestos (10 minutes for each political party):

Kerry McCarthy (Labour Party)

Caroline Allen (Green Party)

Chris Bowers (Liberal Democrats)


12:50 - 1:10 - Debate between:

Kerry McCarthy (Labour Party)

Caroline Allen (Green Party)

Chris Bowers (Liberal Democrats)

Mary Mears (Conservatives)

1:10 - 1:25 - Conclusion (3 minutes for each political party)

1:25 - 1:30 - Vote

 

2:00 - 3:30 - Environment and Food Sustainability secction

Moderated by Amanda Baker, Senior Policy Officer, The Vegan Society

2:00 - 2:50 - Manifestos (10 minutes for each political party)

Kerry McCarthy (Labour)

Caroline Allen (Green Party)

Chris Bowers (Liberal Democrats)


2:50 - 3:10 - Debate

Kerry McCarthy (Labour)

Caroline Allen (Green Party)

Chris Bowers (Liberal Democrats)

Mary Mears (Conservatives)

3:10 - 3:25 - Conclusion (3 minutes for each political party)

3:25 - 3:30 - Vote


3:30 - 3:50 - Have Your Say General Election 2015 Workshop

Led by Amanda Baker, Senior Policy Officer, The Vegan Society

Take action - Challenge your MP hopefuls - Vote for Animals.  We all teach children in our care not to harm animals unnecessarily.  Use this common ground to talk animal-friendly solutions with politicians.   

 

4:00 - 5:30 - Animal Welfare section

Chaired by John Robb

4:00 - 4:10 - Animal Rights commentary by Kim Stallwood

4:10 - 4:50 - Manifestos (10 minutes for each political party)

Purna Sen (Labour)

Henry Smith (Conservatives)

Keith Taylor (Green Party)

Vanessa Hudson (Animal Welfare Party)


4:50 - 5:10 - Debate

Purna Sen (Labour)

Henry Smith (Conservatives)

Keith Taylor (Green Party)

Vanessa Hudson (Animal Welfare Party)

 

5:10 - 5:25 - Conclusion (3 minutes for each political party)

 

5:25 - 5:30 - Vote

 

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