Read about the 2011 Liberal Democrat federal conference in Sheffield below.

For more about Liberal Democrat conferences in general see Lib Dem conference: what you need to know.

History

House of Lords reform 1911–2011

For the latest edition of the Journal of Liberal History, I wrote up a report of our fringe meeting held at the party’s spring conference on the subject of Lords reform. … Read the full post »

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Political

Disability Living Allowance and NHS motions: the aftermath

There’s a common theme to the party’s official reactions to both the Disability Living Allowance (Mobility Component) and health reform motions being passed at conference today. That is to welcome the party staking out its own views on the issues, even where they clearly contradict those of Conservative ministers, and for two reasons. First, it … Read the full post »