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  • Alter
    Article: Feb 11, 2018
    By Joe Bourke in Liberal Democrat Voice

    ALTER will address this question in our conference fringe at Southport next month to be held on Friday, 9th March at the Ramada Plaza, from 20:15 to 21:30 in the Promenade room.

    Leading the discussion will be two LVT experts and experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners - Michael Meadowcroft and Tony Vickers.

  • Mark Pack (Mark Pack)
    Article: Feb 10, 2018
    By Mark Pack Author, 101 Ways To Win An Election in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Optimists and pessimists alike can find plenty to feed on about the current state of the Liberal Democrats. Dramatic council by-election gains. Stuck in single figures in the opinion polls almost constantly for over seven years, with our best monthly average only 11%. A massive growth in party membership taking us to all-time record levels. A local council base that has been shrinking steadily since the peak of 22.3% of councillors being Lib Dem in 1996. A distinctive position on the big policy issue of our times, providing plenty of political space for the party.

  • Southport
    Article: Feb 2, 2018
    By Mark Pack Author, 101 Ways To Win An Election

    What is Lib Dem conference?

    The Liberal Democrats hold two federal (i.e. UK-wide) party conferences a year, a weekend in the spring and a week in the autumn. All party members can attend and vote Liberal Democrat conference, subject to paying the registration fee.

    The conferences are a mix of set-piece speeches, policy debates, fringe meetings, training events and more, and are organised by the Federal Conference Committee (FCC).

  • Southport
    Article: Jan 30, 2018
    By Zoe OConnell in Liiberal Democrat Voice

    Just over a week ago, Federal Conference Committee met at LibDem HQ to set the Agenda for Southport in March, now just under six weeks away.

    It is always tough to sort through the many worthy motions that are submitted, but on this occasion the job was even harder - the snap election last year delayed some policy papers back so we have very limited time to debate non-policy-paper motions. We also had an increased number of motions submitted, 34, compared to 26 this time last year.

  • Lorely Burt
    Article: Jan 26, 2018

    EAST MIDLANDS SPRING CONFERENCE 2018

    City of Derby Academy, Farmhouse Road, Derby DE24 3AR

    Saturday 24th February 2018 - 9:15-4:30pm

    BOOKING IS NOW OPEN HERE

  • Article: Oct 18, 2017
    By Alison Rouse

    POLICY SELECTION FOR REGIONAL CONFERENCE

    **** PLEASE NOTE YOU MAY NEED TO LOG IN TO THE EAST MIDLANDS LIB DEM WEBSITE TO ACCESS THESE DOCUMENTS****

    The Policy Panel has selected the three policy motions that will be debated at our Regional Conference at Southwell Minster School on Saturday 21st October. They are:

  • Southwell Minister School
    Article: Sep 30, 2017

    The deadline for submissions is noon on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Local parties will be informed as to whether or not their submission has been successful via email soon after with a deadline for any amendments being noon on Friday 13th October 2017.

    Structure:
    The link below is for the slides from a previous "Positive Policy" event. Among the slides you will find ones on structure and examples of good and bad policy submissions. If you are submitting a motion, I would advise that you look at the PowerPoint to help maximize the likelihood that your policy will be selected. Please note: you may have to sign in to access the document, however it is well worth a look! Any questions then please reply to conference@eastmidslibdems.org.uk

  • Southwell Minister School
    Article: Sep 24, 2017

    Time is running out! If you/your local party would like to submit a policy motion, please find the timetable and deadlines for submission below:

    The deadline for submissions is noon on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Local parties will be informed as to whether or not their submission has been successful via email soon after with a deadline for any amendments being noon on Friday 13th October 2017.

  • Conference events ()
    Article: Sep 15, 2017

    Q: Who runs conference?

    Conference is run by the Federal Conference Committee (FCC). FCC decide on what motions to debate, how long they are debated for and even where Conference is held. Members are elected every 3 years by a ballot of all party members. If ever enough members were to disagree with a decision that FCC has made, they can appeal the decision via the Federal Appeals Panel or ask members at Conference to back them.