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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Greens move to a bigger Conference venue to accommodate 'Green surge'

The Green Party has moved its Spring conference to a bigger venue following a huge and ongoing surge in membership. The party has doubled to more than 50,000 members in less than three months, and is polling at its highest numbers ahead of a General Election since 1989.

Conference organisers have taken the decision to move from St George’s Hall in Liverpool, where the party congregated last Spring, to the larger ACC venue to accommodate new members.

Key speeches at the event, which will be held between the 6th and 9th of March, will now take place at ACC Liverpool's 1,350 person capacity auditorium. The modern venue, which is committed to accessibility, sustainability and the local community, has 18 multi-sized meeting rooms. Key speakers over the weekend will include Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion.

Cllr John Coyne, leader of the Greens in Liverpool, said: “This is the fourth time we’ve brought Conference to Liverpool since I’ve been a Green councillor and the change in venue reflects our huge local and national growth.” 

High demand has also led the ‘early bird’ booking deadline to be extended until Friday, 13th February.