More Liberal Democrat members than ever before will be attending conference this weekend, as leader Tim Farron leads the party’s fightback.
At 11am on Saturday 19 September, 2,388 members had registered in Bournemouth with hundreds more expected to turn up over the next five days.
Around 50 per cent more members will take part debates and fringes than at the party’s last Autumn conference in Glasgow.
Organisers said first time attendees to conference have more than trebled, as the party’s membership hits 60,844.
Party leader Tim Farron said: “The enthusiasm of members old and new and the willingness to help us create an exciting conference has been overwhelming.
“The Lib Dem fightback is in full swing. Britain is teeming with liberals, some of them are not yet in the Liberal Democrats. But we are their home."