Spring Agenda & Directory Online

The Spring 2015 Autumn Agenda and Directory is now available to view online, together with accompanying consultation papers and reports to conference.

Conference will be debating a number of important policies ahead of the General Election, as well as hearing from some of our key spokespeople. There is an opportunity for members to put questions to Nick Clegg on the main conference floor and a final chance to contribute to the Party's Manifesto ahead of May.

Click here to view the full Spring Conference Agenda & Directory.

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Bournemouth Accommodation - book now!

It's not too early to start making plans for Autumn Conference. Bournemouth accommodation can book up fast, but the team at Meet Bournemouth are on hand to help. Book online here

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Nick Clegg's speech to Autumn Conference 2014

Watch Nick Clegg deliver his keynote speech to the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2014.

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Liberal Democrats to support community banks

The Lib Dems have today voted to support measures that will increase diversity in the banking sector, encouraging real alternatives to break up the monopoly held by big banks.

The Liberal Democrats recognise that co-operative and savings banks play an important role in encouraging the growth of SMEs.

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Extracts from Nick Clegg's Autumn Conference speech

 

The Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference will draw to a close this afternoon, following Nick Clegg's keynote speech.

Here are some extracts from his speech which he is due to give at around 1pm. 

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New mental health waiting time standards set

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has today announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services with the introduction of the first ever waiting time standards.

For the first time, from April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies – for conditions like depression – will be guaranteed the treatment they need in as little as six weeks, with a maximum wait of 18 weeks.

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Conference - Day 4

Watch the highlights from day 4 of the Liberal Democrat Autumn conference in Glasgow, where members voted on policies for a Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society.

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Tim Farron's speech to Autumn Conference

Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron today addressed Liberal Democrats at the party's Autumn Conference in Glasgow.

In his speech Tim said it was time for active and ambitious liberalism. 

You can watch his speech in full by clicking on the link above. 

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Liberal Democrats will raise tax-free allowance in the first year of the next Parliament

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today announced that the Liberal Democrats will raise the income tax personal allowance threshold to £11,000 in the first year of the next Parliament – a tax cut of £100 for 29m working people.

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Lib Dems commit to package of support for carers

Liberal Democrats would support carers with a package of measures designed to make their lives easier under the ‘Age Ready Britain’ motion passed at Conference today.

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Tom Brake: the Human Rights Act

Tom Brake has said the next five years will be nastier, less liberal and less compassionate than any Government in living memory.

Extreme views are best defeated by free speech

Liberal Democrats blocked Theresa May’s plans for banning orders on three different occasions

Liberal Democrat volunteer evening a runaway success

On Wednesday 120 volunteers visited the party's London HQ for the first event since polling day.

A message from Nick Clegg to Liberal Democrat members

Nick Clegg has written to Liberal Democrat members following the General Election. His letter is below: