Political

A handy new Lib Dem policy tool

There is now a new way to keep track of what is happening with Liberal Democrat policy making thanks to a the party’s main website.

It now hosts a new page tracking the latest status of the different policy working groups which the Federal Policy Committee (FPC) has created. The new page documents exactly which stage they are all at – and hence the ways in which people can get involved effectively in influencing their outcomes.

There are currently six policy working groups under way, with a further two in the final stage of their work with a policy paper going to the party’s autumn conference in Brighton.

The Policy Team at HQ were responsible for this idea – nice work and thank you.

Looking back at the policy consultation website I launched when working at party HQ a decade ago, that intervening decade looks to contain a lot of lost opportunity. Welcome as the new tool is, it doesn’t look like it is building on a decade of progress since that original consultation site. That’s an important lesson to learn for the future – continuing to improve and expand online tools rather than treading water.

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