The curtain came down in Manchester on Wednesday, putting an end to the 2021 main English political parties conferences, with the Falkland Islands delegates and stand performing an excellent campaign, ahead of the Climate Change summit to be held in Glasgow hosted by London, and the coming events of next year when the Falklands will be “Looking Forward at 40”.
A delegation from the Falkland Islands is now installed in Manchester City attending the Conservative Party Conference21, which took off on Sunday 3 October and will extend until Wednesday 6 October.
The Falkland Islands are under “continuous” threat from Argentina but is very capable of being able to defend itself, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mark Pollard told Darren Hunt from the Express at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the European Union can be one that creates “prosperity and benefits” for Gibraltar and the wider surrounding region, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told the United Nations General Assembly.
Prime Minister Theresa May took a personal interest in Gibraltar on Sunday evening, attending the Gibraltar Government’s reception at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham and delivering a clear, unequivocal message: “We back Gibraltar.”
Falkland Islands Members of the Legislative Assembly Mark Pollard and Stacy Bragger are travelling to the UK to attend Labor and Conservative Party Conferences. This is a special year for British politics given the ongoing Brexit debate, and countdown to UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019.
With the Labour party conference in Brighton behind, the Falkland Islands delegation will be moving on Saturday to Manchester for the Conservative party conference, which begins October first.
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain would begin the process of withdrawing from the European Union by the end of March and suggested that she would seek a clean break that makes limits on immigration a priority.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, MP Andrew Rosindel and Charles Tannock MEP, were among several personalities that visited the Falkland Islands stand at the Conservative Conference which is taking place in Manchester. He was met by Falklands lawmakers Jan Cheek and Roger Edwards, and Sukey Cameron, head of FIGO, Falklands' government office in London.
The Falkland Islands Government’s stand at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (28 September to 01 October) was extremely busy with visitors. Situated in a prime location, MLAs Jan Cheek and Ian Hansen and the Falkland Islands Government Representative, Sukey Cameron MBE, were able to meet with a large number of delegates, including MPs and Parliamentary Candidates.