Sunday, September 24, 2006

Party Conference

An opportunity arose this afternoon to speak at Conference, so after waving
my papers dementedly in the direction of the Chair, I broke my conference
duck.

Even though I'm an experienced speaker, I still dried up slightly as I
shuffled my papers on the podium. Still, I got my points across, and
managed to (just about) stay within the 3 minute limit.

I spoke on the work of Labour's National Policy Forum in a debate that was
part of a section on Party renewal. There were plenty of inspirational
speeches, and it was good to hear that the Party in Darlington is on the
right track as we step up our campaigning effort across the town.

After being in far too much of a hurry to get to Conference, I managed to
lock my keys in the car, so I'm writing this waiting for a locksmith to
arrive....

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