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Working with Politicians to Make Change Happen.

Discuss with politicians how you can engage successfully with them to make a real difference to legislation, spending and policy priorities. With Alyn Smith MEP, Mark Lazarowicz MP, Sarah Boyack MSP and Councillor Ewan Aitken.

This workshop will give delegates an insight into when and how to approach the European Parliament, the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, the Scottish Parliament and the Council depending on the specific issue.  From biofuels directives to parking policy, from congestion charging to vehicle excise duty, from nuclear power to microgeneration, where are the decisions made and how can they be influenced?