At the end of the summer, the UK is gearing up for the political party conferences. These meetings happen every year in September and October. Political parties meet up to share their plans, ideas, and goals.
The world is changing fast, and there are always problems. These conferences need to talk about what matters most to ordinary people. So, as we look ahead, let’s ask: What do you want to hear from the 2023 UK party conferences?
Your voice counts
In a strong democracy, your voice is powerful. If you want to go to a party conference, you first have to be a party member. If you’re part of a party, you have a say in the conversation.
You can also make parties keep their promises. The party conferences aren’t just about fancy speeches. They’re a chance for parties to hear from their members.
Big issues ahead
The party conferences are happening at an important time because there are big issues to tackle in the UK at the moment. We all care about how expensive life is getting and how to make the NHS work better.
But that’s not all. Do you want to understand how to grow the economy and protect the planet at the same time? People need to have enough money to afford homes. We all care about reducing crime. What about international problems and figuring out the best way forward after Brexit?
These conferences need to give us clear plans for all these big problems.
Being honest and responsible
In today’s world, people want politicians to be honest and take responsibility. Conferences should have open discussions about problems and sensible solutions.
If you go to a conference, you have the right to ask parties about what they’ve done before. Politicians should show us the facts, explain why things sometimes change, and talk about lessons from the past.
Listening to everyone
Conferences are a chance for parties to show they care about bringing everyone together. The UK is made up of a lot of different people with different ideas.
Political parties should consider the different backgrounds of everyone. It’s important to make sure their thoughts, ideas and opinions are heard.
Thinking beyond borders
What we do in the UK can also be important for other countries. People want to know how parties plan to work with other nations as the world changes.
Are you curious about the parties’ ideas on international partnerships? Do you wonder about the UK’s position on big global problems?
These conferences should give us an idea of how parties want to put the UK on the world stage.
Dates to remember
If you want to know more about this year’s conferences, make sure to remember these dates:
- Liberal Democrats: Bournemouth International Centre – 23-26 September
- Conservatives: Manchester Central Convention Complex – 1-4 October
- Green Party of England and Wales: Brighton Centre – 6-8 October
- Labour: ACC Liverpool – 8-11 October
The 2023 UK party conferences are a chance for you to understand more about how our country works. And who knows? Maybe your voice could be part of the shaping the future.