FEDERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
This spring we went back to Liverpool. When we have been there previously it proved to be a popular venue and this time was no change, it received excellent feedback. A good percentage of attendees completed the online questionnaire which is sent to all members who register for conference. This document is incredibly useful to the conference office and FCC and I would urge all members to take the time to complete it.
Over the last two years members have made it clear that they feel that the party is out of touch, often unaccountable and our complex structures unintelligible to all but those heavily involved in them. Reform was a key issue raised by members in the Presidential campaign in 2014 and again in the Leadership campaign earlier this year.Read more
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.
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 hereRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.