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York in the spotlight
10:42am Monday 21st October 2013 in Letters
WITH the end of the party conference season, the focus will now turn to York.
In March, the Lib Dems will be holding their spring conference at the Barbican in York for the first time.
The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates as well as Cabinet Ministers, journalists and broadcasters. It is estimated that it will give the local economy a £600,000 lift.
In the current economic climate and with city-centre footfall figures falling, this will be a welcome boost for local businesses in the short term. In the long term, it gives our beautiful city a chance to further establish itself as a world-class conference and business venue. The Lib Dems are proud to have chosen York and to give our city the exposure and opportunities that staging an event like this has given other host cities.
In the coming months, I will be working with conference organisers and Visit York to make sure York takes full advantage of this opportunity next March.
Nick Emmerson, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for York Outer, Victoria Farm Estate, Water Lane, Clifton, York.
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