The Liberal Democrats stand apart from the other main political parties in the UK because our members make our policies. The policy-making process is a core function of how the whole party operates. We make our policies at Regional and Federal conferences, where members have the right to propose what they think should be party policy, debate it with other members, and vote.
There are systems in place for managing this process. The Regional Policy Officer is a key volunteer role, as they are the person who manages the policy-making process in their regions.