4 Jun 2013
Cabinet Ministers, including the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove MP and UK Party Chairman Grant Shapps MP, will be speaking at the Scottish Conservatives Annual Conference in Stirling this week.
Other senior party figures attending the June 7 and 8 event will be Defence Minister Philip Dunne MP and the Leader of the Conservatives in the Welsh Assembly, Andrew Davies AM.
Mr Gove will be one of a number of speakers to speak in Friday’s “Rally for the Union” session as part of the Conservative’s campaign to prevent the break-up of the UK.
The following day, Alistair Darling MP, Chairman of Better Together, will speak at a fringe event to launch the “Forces Together” group – a network of former UK Armed Forces Personnel and their families who believe that Scotland is stronger as a part of the UK.
The conference will conclude the following day with a keynote address by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP.
Scottish Conservative Chairman David Mundell MP said:
“I am delighted that our conference is receiving such strong support from colleagues in the UK Government, and their attendance at our conference builds on a series of high profile Cabinet visits to Scotland over recent weeks, including the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Defence.
“Our conference will be debating key issues facing Scotland and the United Kingdom, including our national defence, fisheries policy and building a transport system and national infrastructure fit for the needs of the twenty first century.
“To reinforce our commitment to cross-party the Better Together campaign, we will also be pleased to welcome to our conference the Chairman of Better Together, Alistair Darling MP.
“Our conference agenda and range of speakers underlines our commitment putting Scotland first within the UK.”