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Falklands' representatives at Labor party conference

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:10 UTC
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MLAs Cheek and Hansen with Vernon Coaker MP at the Falklands stand in Manchester (Photo courtesy of GUSPIX) MLAs Cheek and Hansen with Vernon Coaker MP at the Falklands stand in Manchester (Photo courtesy of GUSPIX)

Falkland Islands representatives attended the Labour party conference in Manchester which extended from 21/24 September and on Sunday will be present in Birmingham for the Conservatives conference until next Wednesday.

 The Falklands were represented by Members of the Legislative Assembly, Jan Cheek and Ian Hansen and the FIG London Representative, Sukey Cameron.

This conference 'season' marks the 27th year that the Falkland Islands government has had stands at both Labour and Conservative parties' conferences.

Reporting on the Labour Party conference MLA Jan Cheek said that the conference had given the Falkland Islands an excellent opportunity to update MPs, party members and international visitors on developments in the Islands.”

She went on to say that there had been a high level of interest in the Stand and the information on offer.

“As well as renewing old friendships with long time supporters of the Islands, with eight months before the General Election in the UK, the Conference has also given us the opportunity to meet with some of the prospective Parliamentary candidates.”

Among the many visitors to the Stand were the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Vernon Coaker MP and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Hon. Lindsay Hoyle MP.

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  • Briton

    We hope you guys attend the UKIP Party conference
    labour is on its last legs,
    unless it can find a few more poodles to vote for it...

    Sep 26th, 2014 - 11:23 am 0
  • zathras

    Remember this this the same Labour party that tried to screw-over Gibraltar...

    From wiki

    In 2001 Peter Hain moved briefly to the Department of Trade and Industry before returning to the Foreign Office as minister for Europe.
    He was vocal in advocating joint sovereignty of Gibraltar with Spain and was accused of deliberately misrepresenting the situation.
    The agreement was described by Michael Ancram in the UK Parliament, along with Gibraltar as a 'sell-out' which was overwhelmingly rejected in a referendum in November 2002.
    He remains one of the most unpopular politicians ever to visit Gibraltar.

    Sep 26th, 2014 - 11:43 am 0
  • RICO

    Peter Hain is not really British so you can't really expect him to have the commitment to the human rights of the Rocks citizens that a minister from Britain would have. He is also a fairly left of centre politician so he is probably easily influenced by the views of Sean Penn, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Hamas in support of the Spanish position.

    Sep 26th, 2014 - 12:33 pm 0
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