The debates and disputes around the Liberal Democrats’ Bournemouth conference give a taste of what is likely to be a tricky process of drawing up the party’s manifesto for the 2010 general election. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2009 Liberal Democrat federal conference in Bournemouth below.
For more about Liberal Democrat conferences in general see Lib Dem conference: what you need to know.
The former Liberal Democrat Chief Executive, Chris Rennard, gave one of the speeches at the party’s conference rally in Bournemouth. … Read the full post »
Ryan’s been warned to get extra bandwidth in, and here we go with the must-see session of conference: FE report, constitutional amendments and a special bonus of election regulation amendments too.
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It’s 5:30pm, and The Voice’s reporting team is ready to go. But inexplicably, Conference is still spending … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference unveils plans to increase the pay of Britain’s lowest-earning troops by £6,000. … Read the full post »
The crowds are flooding through the doors. The good news is that they are leaving the hall … because it’s a sure sign of a party’s financial state whether people are coming or going. Bad times: people come in. Good news: people leave.
The vote: motion is overwhelmingly carried.
Pete Dunphy summates on the motion: points out … Read the full post »
Tuesday morning sees the party’s pre-manifesto document, A Fresh Start for Britain, up for debate. It’s been a regular feature of recent Liberal Democrat conferences to have high-profile votes on tax and spend issues, and with the numerous announcements in the last few days, you might have expected the debate to feature another one.
However, this … Read the full post »
A round-up of more media coverage from conference here in Bournemouth:
Nick Clegg faces backlash over weakened pledge on university fees
Richard Dawkins condemns British libel laws
Lib Dems are a ‘radical party of power’ says Nick
Nick Clegg tries to talk his way out of trouble after call for ‘savage’ cuts
David Laws: You Ask The Questions
And finally, something … Read the full post »
Referring to the paper’s magazine-like layout, Jo Swinson says the policy paper “is a wee bit different … some people have even read it … Women want to feel happy, healthy and confident.” … Read the full post »
This morning a group of 10 bloggers interviewed Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. … Read the full post »
Running rather against the modern trend of reorganising events to suit the media, this autumn’s Liberal Democrat conference is starting and finishing a day earlier. … Read the full post »