Liberal Democrats

Spring Conference


Spring Conference 2020

York: 13-15 March 2020

Join us for a long weekend at Spring Conference in York and be part of fighting for something greater -      

                    an open, fair and inclusive country based on our liberal values.

Party membership is surging ahead reaching record levels! Now is the time to join us and Demand Better.

Get ready for 3 days of lively, informative and engaging events, the opportunity to participate in thought provoking debates, vote on policy motions, enjoy some social events, meeting like-minded people. And, remember to attend the fringe events – a crucial part of conference, where you can hear from experts on a range of topics and take advantage of our training sessions to pick up some new skills.

                    And finally, hear what delegates say about conference……

“I loved being part of an inclusive, welcoming, informative and intellectually stimulating event”

“As a first experience I found it both stimulating and informative and did much to restore my faith in politics”

“Conference is like a big family gathering. Love how we have an open debate, one member, one vote”

“There was an extraordinary buzz about it. I haven't experienced this extent of enthusiasm since I started attending conferences in 1978”

“My first conference... I genuinely felt part of the process, and a great opportunity to chat to MPs and MEPs”

                                                                                                                                        Feedback, Autumn Conference Sept 2019


York Barbican, Paragon St, York YO10 4AH (map) - main conference venue
Novotel York Centre, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD (map) - HQ hotel and fringe venue
Hilton York, 1 Tower St, York YO1 9WD (map) - fringe venue

Agenda timings (click on 'Conference Agenda & Directory' below for full details): 
Friday: 15.00-17.00 consultative session, 16.30 exhibition open, 17.15-18.00 civic drinks, 18.30-19.30 conference rally 
Saturday: 09.00-18.00 auditorium sessions
Sunday: 09.00-13.00 auditorium sessions (Leader's speech 11.45-13.00)

*Please note that fringe sessions will happen outside these timings