CLOSING PARTY AUCTION
Hosted by Cllr. John Cope (in drag..)
5th October 11pm
- Both of Edwina Currie signed diaries
- Signed 'Greater' by The Rt Hon. Penny Mordaunt MP
- Signed maiden speech by Elliot Colburn MP
- Wine signed by former party Co-Chair, Amanda Milling MP
- A tour of London City Hall by Emma Best AM
- Kickstart Hoodie, signed and donated by The Rt Hon. Rishi Sunak MP
- John Lewis Winter Warmer Christmas Hamper worth over £100, donated by Mayor Andy Street CBE
- Dinner at the Carlton Club with Iain Stewart MP
- and more...
Got a prize you could donate? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Payment must be made on the night via bank transfer, bidding only in person
We have a stand in the main exhibition hall where people come to ask about the group, grab a leaflet or some freebies, so we are asking any members who are happy to sign up for an hour or two, to let us know their availability on the below form.
For security reasons, you must already have a conference pass and be a member of LGBT+ Conservatives.
Everyone who helps out will be given a t-shirt to wear, a free badge and priority entry to our closing party. It's also a great opportunity to get more involved with the group. Ross helped out last conference which was his first time with the group, and now he's Deputy Chair!
Thanks in advance.
CURRY WITH CURRIE
2nd October - 7pm - St James' Club
Tickets include a starter, a variety of curries, entertainment and either wine or beer on arrival for £40pp.
This is a members only event, with all profits going to support the Candidates Fund!
Location - St James' Club, 45 Spring Gardens, Manchester (10 minute walk from conference).
Places are limited and you must purchase your ticket in advance here.
PRIDE & POLITICS
5th October - 15:30-17:00 - Lancaster Suite
In June 2022 our Conservative Government will host the first ever Global LGBT+ Rights conference, called: Safe To Be Me.
Pride and Politics, is convening a panel of experts, campaigners, and grassroots party members, to ask ‘What are Conservative priorities for Global LGBT+ Rights?’, focusing on three areas: decriminalisation of being LGBT+, tackling violence and discrimination, and improving access to public services around the world.
The event will also be an opportunity to gather party members and attendees’ views on how we can make the world a safer place to be LGBT+.
If you'd like to pitch your policy to our experts, submit your proposal here.
Stuart Andrew MP
Nicola Richards MP
Andrew Boff AM
Tea, Coffee, Juice and Nibbles will be provided
LGBT+ PRIDE RECEPTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STONEWALL
5th October - 18:00-19:30 - Tea Rooms
A chance to share a drink and a toast to the community with speeches from:
Elena Rose Bunbury
Crispin Blunt MP
Emma Best AM
and a special celebrity guest..
LGBT+ Conservatives members can sign up for priority entry here.
5th October - 21:00 till 4:00am - Cruz 101
All are welcome at our closing party where we have hired entire nightclub for the night, with two floors of music and DJs!
No RSVP needed, just show your conference pass on the door.
For security reasons, you MUST have a conference pass.
New for 2021!
Do you have some Queeries? Questions about LGBT+ Policy? LGBT+ Casework you need advice with?
Our volunteers are here to help.
We have a stand in the conference hall where you can drop by and ask your questions.
From MPs to Association Chairs, we're happy to help!
EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS ONLY BADGES
For members only, we have some brand new pin badges with our new logo!
Drop by our stand and collect yours, available only at conference.
Not a member? We might still have some freebies on offer for supporters..
NOT A MEMBER?
Not a member of LGBT+ Conservatives yet?
Well it's not too late to join here!
Membership perks include access to our mentoring scheme, our Facebook members only groups, members only events, and knowing that your membership money is going to support LGBT+ Candidates and causes.
Exclusive conference perks include:
- An invitation to Currie with Curry
- Queue jump at the Stonewall Reception
- Priority entry to our closing party
- An exclusive members only limited edition pin badge
Not sure if you're a member? You can check here.
CAMPAIGNING DAY OUT
With Elliot Colburn MP
Save the date for our first Big Day Out campaigning with Elliot Colburn MP
When: Saturday 25 September 2021 at 11am
Where: 90 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3AE
Join us for refreshments afterwards!
SAVE THE DATE
Mark your diaries and block out October the 27th 2021 for an evening of celebration, pride and politics as we return with an in-person gathering for our first post-election fundraiser for the LGBT+ Conservatives Candidates Fund!
More details to come..
KEEP IN TOUCH
REGIONAL FACEBOOK GROUPS
Join Your Region!
Your regional co-ordinators have been setting up local groups that will be used to organise local meet ups, discussions and even just general chat.
North West, Rhys McKavanagh https://www.facebook.com/groups/816368052401162
Yorkshire and The Humber, Joe Pattinson https://www.facebook.com/groups/2643493459291460
East Midlands, Tom Hulme https://www.facebook.com/groups/1976771362479200
North East, Barry Flux https://www.facebook.com/groups/1560930810659130/?ref=share
London, Niall McDougall - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgbtconslondon/
Scotland, Andrew Jarvie- https://www.facebook.com/LGBT-Conservatives-Scotland-105687351823720
South West, Simon Davies https://www.facebook.com/groups/290284349553138/?ref=share
South East, Andrew Buchanan - https://www.facebook.com/LGBTSEConservatives
Keep an eye out, we have even more regions to come!
Want to be more involved?
Do you have social media skills, or experience working in policy?
We want to hear from you!
We have launched LGBT+ Conservatives Volunteers group, this is a facebook group in which we will post opportunities to help out. Tasks such as help securing speakers for events, participating in policy focus groups, social media projects, and more will all be posted in the group on an adhoc basis.
If this sounds good to you then you can join the group here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/195140478740212.
Any paid-up LGBT+ Conservative member is welcome to join the group, then it’s up to you to put yourself forward for whatever projects you think suit you. There will be no pressure to give a certain amount of time or help on specific projects, it’ll be entirely up to you what you want to get involved with.
We look forward to working with you!
IN THE BAG
There is no better campaigning assistant that this excellent Drawstring Bag - e.g. Delivery Bag!
Be sure to order yours here in time for our Big Day Out!
(proceeds go to supporting LGBT+ candidates)
Do you have a mentor? If so, you will know mentorship is a great way to make better progress towards your career goals.
LGBT+ Leaders is a network of people within our Party that are committed to nurturing future talent all whilst being understanding of the barriers LGBT+ people face in politics. Lots of MPs are already signed up, but all roles are represented from Association officers to Lords. The best part is, as an LGBT+ Conservative member, it is completely FREE.
Why not check out the platform and sign up at: https://www.pushfar.com/employee-register/LbVpgiCEL9/