Am now back home after Lib Dem Conference. The Sage Gateshead was a fantastic venue and it was lovely to run on the sunny banks of the Tyne on Saturday morning.
I had a busy conference catching up with Yorkshire and Humber activists, having dinner with my (LibDem) grandparents and attending some interesting training sessions (on social media and engaging with young people).
I also attended the event "Championing the North" organised by my European Parliament colleague Edward Mcmillian-Scott. Edward, along with Councillor Kath Pinnock, leader of the LibDems on Kirklees council, Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, leader of the LibDems on Sheffield Council, Bradford East MP David Ward and Redcar MP Ian Swales, reminded those present of the positive attributes and the potential to harnass them for a bright future for the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber. We were also cautioned that it was our job as Liberal Democrats to talk up the good work being done and to push for more.