Action for Children at SNP Conference

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns / Friday 23 October 2015 / General election Heritage

It was more like a rock concert than a political party conference.

The arena at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre filled quickly last week, as 3,400 delegates and 1,000 observers and journalists filed in to hear the keynote speech from the Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and Scotland’s First Minister. 

As one steward remarked to me, “with the rise of membership, the exhibition centres of Aberdeen or Glasgow are the only locations where the SNP could hold their conference these days.”

I spoke to delegates about a host of subjects including: youth employment and money skills; early support for children and families; the Welfare Reform and Work Bill; and tackling child neglect. I’ll be following up lots of leads, making sure that Action for Children’s priorities are acted upon by Scotland’s Government and elected representatives.

This year, we’re celebrating Action for Children’s 60th Anniversary in Scotland. I was delighted that the First Minister, along with nine Scottish Ministers and elected representatives to Holyrood and Westminster, posed for anniversary photos.  

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