PARTIES WELCOME FALKLANDS TO CONFERENCE
For the 23rd year running, FIG exhibited at the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences in Manchester and Birmingham.
MLAs the Hon Jan Cheek and the Hon Roger Edwards, along with the London Representative, Sukey Cameron MBE, manned the stand, which attracted many MPs and delegates at both conferences. Interest was especially expressed in oil exploration and concerns over the Strategic Defence Review, and any implications it may have for the defence of the Islands.
The Conservative Conference in particular presented the opportunity for MLAs to meet a large number of new MPs, as well as speaking to Government Ministers and members of the Cabinet.
Sukey Cameron with the new Leader of the Labour Party the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP (© Gus Campbell Photography)
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the Rt Hon William Hague MP, on the FIG stand at the Conservative Party Conference (© Peter Stevens Photography 2010)