We are right in the middle of the autumn party conference season, as journalists, politicians and a whole range of organisations compete to set the agenda for UK policymaking.
These are likely to be the last party conferences before a general election next year, so engagement is at an all-time high as the main parties seek to set out their stalls and a host of campaigners try to influence their decisions.
Higginson Strategy is supporting a broad range of clients across the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences to help get their messages heard.
Last weekend, we were delighted to join Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) in Bournemouth for the Liberal Democrats’ autumn conference.
WASPI calls for fair and fast compensation for 1950s-born women who saw their State Pension age increase from 60 to 65, and later 66. While a long-running investigation into the Department for Work and Pensions’ mishandling of the changes is ongoing, WASPI is determined to seek justice for the 3.6 million affected women.
Higginson Strategy was proud to support WASPI’s roundtable briefing event, exclusively for MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates. The campaign received very strong engagement from a broad range of MPs and campaigners and we were delighted to be joined at the event by Lib Dem Work and Pensions Spokesperson, Wendy Chamberlain MP.
With a general election potentially taking place in less than a year, Higginson Strategy will continue supporting our clients to influence the main parties and seek manifesto commitments to the causes we care so deeply about.