Get Involved At The Party Conferences With FTA

Posted on: Friday, 10 September 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Westminster

FTA, in association with Kapsch TrafficCom, will be holding a fringe event at each of the main party conferences as part of the pioneering Transport Hub to raise the important issue of infrastructure provision with the Government about to conclude its Comprehensive Spending Review. The Chancellor's axe is due to fall on public spending on October 20, so this is a good chance to raise the importance of transport issues at the heart of party conferences.

At each event, we have put together a top class panel with a mix of leading figures from across different transport sectors, and prominent politicians from the three main parties. Full details of the events can be found at

All of these events are held outside the secure area at the relevant conferences, to allow for maximum interest. So if you would like to have your say, then come along! Even if you are not attending the conference proper, your views on infrastructure issues are welcome in the Transport Hub, so please come to the events below to get involved: 

Liberal Democrats

Suite 10, Jurys Inn Liverpool – 6.15pm, Sunday 19 September

Chair: James Hookham (FTA)

Panel: Norman Baker MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport), Lord Bradshaw (Co-Chair of Lib Dem Parliamentary Transport Committee), Sharon Kindleysides (Kapsch TrafficCom), Keith Halstead (CTA)


HallĂ© Suite, Bridgewater Hall Manchester – 12.45, Monday 27 September

Chair: Louise Ellman MP (Chair, Transport Select Committee)

Panel: Willie Bain MP (Shadow Transport Minister), James Hookham (FTA), Sharon Kindleysides (Kapsch TrafficCom), Lindsey Durham (Freightliner)


Jurys Inn Birmingham – 17.45, Monday 4 October

Chair: Justin Stanton (Commercial Motor)

Panel: Mike Penning MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport), James Hookham (FTA), Sharon Kindleysides (Kapsch TrafficCom), Cllr Angus Adams (Centro)

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