Again after attending a policy Q&A; session, I spent the morning in training session, the two on the Wednesday morning been about ‘building an inclusive party’ and ‘campaigning on local issue’.
The first session was looking at the challenge of involving and campaigning with ethic minority voters and other difficult to reach groups, with the second session looking at some of the methods used by Jim Knight MP, who lost the election in the big majority of 1997, but through some of the tactics explained in the session won in 2001, and again in 2005.
During this time, there was the incident in the conference hall during Jack Straw speech which saw, 82 year old Walter Wolfgang evicted from the conference hall, by over zealous and over reacting security staff.
The afternoon continued around the theme of health and education, with a speech from Ruth Kelly, and debate which included the MP for Wakefield, welcoming the move of the minister, by highlighting her private members bill around banning this type of food, with a tin of Mr Greedy’s salty sausages.
After this there followed a Q&A; session to minister on health, which included a question from me, on what steps we need to take more effectively campaign that the money put into the NHS is not wasted.