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York conference motions published in full along with other key consultations

All the documents for the forthcoming Liberal Democrat conference in York are now published, including the detailed agenda and the consultation paper about how the party is governed and structured.

That latter includes the latest, slow but steady, progress on one of my long-standing issues – reducing the level of secrecy about the party’s committee meetings and improving the reporting back to members about what is being done in their name. It also raises again the question of whether the Liberal Democrats should have an elected Deputy Leader – something which David Howarth and I put the case for, and provide a remit for the role, in our ‘core votes’ pamphlet.

The agenda itself includes the full motion on improving diversity amongst our Parliamentarians, on which see More details of plans for Lib Dem “all-women shortlists” released and they’re not just about women.

For more information about conference, including the new scheme for non-members to attend, see Lib Dem conference: what you need to know and to keep up with the latest news and discuss events with fellow conference attenders, sign up for the Lib Dem conference Facebook event.

Lib Dem York 2016 Spring Conference Agenda and Directory

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Governance Review Consultation Paper

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Liberty and Security Policy Consultation Paper

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Social Security Policy Consultation Paper

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Agenda 2020 Consultation Paper

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