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April 2, 2013 12:02 PM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

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From the Editor

Since AD LIB's first issue, many of you have asked if we had plans to introduce an online edition. Well,from this month members will be able to read the magazine on their phones, iPads, tablets and computers. If you're a print subscriber, you'll automatically have access to the digital magazine. If you're not a subscriber yet, perhaps the chance to read the magazine in a new format will tempt you to sign up. Click here to access April's AD LIB, which is free to all members this month. All you will need to log in is your membership number. Be sure to let us know what you think. Abi Gliddon

Paddy Ashdown: 'We need the party back on the streets!'

"The party has been hiding under the stairs with a blanket over its head, and one of the things we've got to do is get out there, on to the streets, because it isn't as bad as people think it is. In fact, it's much better than we imagine."

On the road with Nick Clegg: visiting all 57 seats

"It can be hectic. One minute he's on the phone to Danny or the Cabinet Secretary discussing the Budget or some incredibly important government business, the next he's chatting to apprentices, catching up with party members or taking questions from the public."

Around the world with the Lib Dem International Office

Most of these projects are in post-conflict societies where democracy means more than ideology and money, it means fair representation, delivery of crucial services, safety from violence and transition from oppressive regimes. For example, we concentrate on women's participation in politics in Serbia and Sierra Leone, electoral strategy in Georgia and Moldova, or developing youth leadership in South Africa.


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