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Bigger room needed for first political party conference

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THE Alliance Party Guernsey has reported strong interest from people wanting to attend its first party conference being held at St James on Wednesday.

Barry Weir, the chairman of the Alliance Party Guernsey, is delighted by the number of people who want to attend its conference next week. (28580900)

Originally, the political party had booked a room that held up to 100 people, but due to the demand for tickets, it has secured a bigger room accommodating 350 attendees.

‘As a new party we didn’t really know what the response would be like for the party conference, but we’ve been delighted with the numbers of people wanting to attend,’ said party chairman Barry Weir.

‘There’s been a huge amount of interest and, as a party whose ethos is to be as inclusive as possible, we naturally took the decision to find a bigger room so more people could come along.’

He added: ‘We’ve built up a lot of momentum and support in the past few weeks and we’re really excited to be able to unveil the draft policies that we’ve been working on.

‘We will present these draft policies and ask for people’s view on whether they support them, or not, to help us finalise our party manifesto in time for the election.’

The Alliance Party Guernsey says it has more than a dozen candidates ready to stand in the island’s October election. Some of these will be on stage at the conference and will introduce themselves to the audience.

Mr Weir said: ‘We’re keen to get even more people on board to stand as deputies. There will be an opportunity during the conference for people interested in standing as a party deputy to meet us and find out more about the process of standing and how we can help.’

n Anyone wishing apply for a ticket can apply through the party website: www.apg.gg.

Will Green

By Will Green
Business Editor

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