BRUSSELS & EUROPE LIBDEMS FRINGE EVENT AT LIBDEMS AUTUMN CONFERENCE IN BOURNEMOUTH

September 22, 2017 12:01 PM
By Raphaela Kitson-Pantano

Conference Mix and Match

Our Fringe event was well supported with about 100 in attendance. I chaired a most interesting set of presentations on the subject of "BREXIT Negotiations: What is the best option fro maintaining EU citizenship rights?" by Tom Brake MP (LibDem Spokesperson on Brexit), Catherine Bearder MEP, Costanza de Toma (Chair of EU 27, The 3M Group) and Dr Ruuvi Zielgler (New Europeans Legal Advisor). This was followed by questions and answers from those who attended.

BELD sits on the Federal International Relations Committee of the Federal Board and I and the Vice Chair George Cunningham presented the results of our earlier discussions about the way forward for LibDems who live outside the UK. These discussions have been ongoing ever since we experienced the post BREXIT Referendum membership boom in Europe. We now have about 1500 members and our organisation is creaking.