Lynne Featherstone’s speech to Conference

"And so conference, this is a new politics which has equality at its heart. An equality which sets people free, rather than imprisons them with rules. An equality for the future, which is driven by our liberal principles of the past."

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Norman Baker announces plans for local transport fund

“Tackling climate change starts with changing behaviour and one of the best things we can do is encourage people out of their cars for short journeys."

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Conference adopts diversity motion

“I am glad that Conference agreed today that there will be a full set of proposals for candidate diversity and that we will have the chance to take decisions to change the face and mix of the Liberal Democrats."

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Simon Hughes: Now is the time to win the battles for liberal democracy

"Now we are at last in the government of the United Kingdom, now more than ever is the time to stand for liberal democracy and win the battles for liberal democracy - to create a freer, fairer, greener and more democratic Britain, entirely different from the legacy of Tory and Labour single party governments over the last 50 years."

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Chris Huhne: Green Deal will be a revolution

The Green Deal will be a revolution. The first scheme of its kind in the developed world. The most ambitious energy-saving plan ever put forward. A once-and-for-all refit that will make every home in Britain ready for a low-carbon future."

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Lord McNally’s speech to Conference

"We have to win the argument that simply banging up more and more people and pushing them through the revolving door of the prison system is self-defeating – and expensive."

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Stephen Gilbert: Government must open marriage to all couples

“Current legislation degrades same-sex couples to a second-tier partnership and leads to unnecessary pain and trouble for anyone wishing to change their legally recognised gender, forcing them to divorce or dissolve their civil partnership and enter into a different commitment."

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Fairness must underline cuts and investment

“Today we have outlined our commitment to dealing with Labour’s toxic legacy by ending child poverty and reducing the inequality gap."

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Conference backs localism motion

“For too long, local government has been run in a command and control fashion from Whitehall. What Liberal Democrats in government are doing now is setting councils free from top-down diktats and allowing local people to have a real say in local decisions.”

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Nick Clegg’s speech to Autumn Conference

"Britain in 2010 is anxious, unsure about the future, but Britain in 2015 will be a different country. Strong, fair, free and full of hope again. A country we can be proud to hand on to our children. That is the goal we must keep firmly fixed in our minds. That is the prize."

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