FALKLAND Islands Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) will be present at the annual party conferences in United Kingdom.
MLA Sharon Halford (left) and MLA Roger Edwards left for the UK on Tuesday and will be joined for their task by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) London Representative Sukey Cameron MBE.
FIG are one of the longest standing exhibitors having attended the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences since 1988; this year FIG will also, as a trial, be exhibiting at the Liberal Democratic Conference having attended International Day in past years.
The days at conference provide an excellent opportunity to meet a large number of delegates ranging from MPs and their constituents, media representatives, diplomatic visitors and fellow exhibitors – some 30,000 people over three weeks.
New contacts are made and former contacts updated on issues affecting the Falklands. MLAs also have the opportunity to attend anumber of fringe meetings that may be relevant to the Islands.
Sukey Cameron MBE says "It is always interesting to find that a large number of people have connections with the Islands,either having visited themselves or know people who have. We are also pleased with the interest shown in the Islands and forthe high level of support we always get."