Autumn 2020 Events

LDEA / NEU Leadership Hustings

LDEA and NEU are hosting a Hustings for the ongoing Liberal Democrats Leadership Election. Tune in on Thursday, 20 August at 19:00 for questions from LDEA members and others! Register at


Our AGM – delayed from Spring Conference 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown – will be held via video conferencing on the evening of Friday, 18 September. All members will receive an e-mail with details on how to join before the end of this week.

LDEA at Autumn Conference

We’re planning two fringes and a virtual conference stall for Autumn Conference, taking place from 25-29 September. No need to RSVP, just click and join in! You can register for Lib Dems Conference at

Stall “meet and greet” times will be advertised shortly. Our Fringes are as follows:

The impact of poverty on educational outcomes; do schools need more support?

Saturday, 26 September
16:00 – 16:50


Mary Bousted or Kevin Courtney (general secretaries, NEU)
Lucy Nethsingha (lead for Children & Young People in the Liberal
Democrat Local Government Association group)
Nigel Jones (Chair, LDEA)
A spokesperson from Child Poverty Action Group

Chair: Dr. Sal Jarvis (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of
Westminster; Vice Chair of LDEA)

What do school leaders expect from politicians in the current climate?

Sunday, 27 September
18:45 – 19:35


Geoff Barton (general secretary, Association of School and College
Paul Whiteman (general secretary, National Association of Head

Chair: Nigel Jones (chair, LDEA)

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