Nottingham City Party Chairperson, Issan Ghazni attended a European Dinner event on Friday 31st August in Rearsby, Leicestershire. The evening was organised by the East Midlands Regional Policy Officer Phil Knowles and supported by Bill Newton Dunn MEP and the Regional Chairperson Tony Rogers.
The event was well attended, the food was great and the company was very interesting!
Bill Newton Dunn as always gave a great presentation on Europe and took questions from guests in the audience. He spoke about the importance of being positive about Europe on the doorstep and that we need to constantly get our messages out through Focus Newsletters.
Stuart Bray spoke of the importance of canvassing and doorstep contact…he argued that we should allow members of the public to vent any anger they have…but we must keep talking to them. Evidence has shown, according to Stuart that Lib Dem Voters who are angry eventually do come back to voting for us if we allow them enough opportunities to pass on to us their anger over the coalition and the austerity drive – there was much to learn.
Overall, it proved a nice way for people to get together and talk about Lib Dem European policy whilst enjoying a meal in a relaxing environment…I and my colleagues from Nottingham certainly had a great time!
Thanks to Phil Knowles for organising such a memorable event.