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  • 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.

  • Conference events ()
    Article: Sep 14, 2017

    Q: How is conference run?

    A: 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 members. However, if enough members disagree with a decision that FCC has made, then they can appeal the decision via the Federal Appeals Panel or have the chance to ask conference to back them.

  • Bournemouth International Centre
    Article: Sep 12, 2017
    By Zoe OConnell in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Federal Conference Committee (FCC) met on Saturday to discuss amendments and other issues for debate in Bournemouth this weekend.

    As a quick recap, and for those who haven't been to conference before, three things can happen to an amendment: They can be accepted for debate and voted on my conference, they can be drafted in as if they were part of the original motion or they can be rejected. Drafted in amendments should not be controversial or ambiguous in any way, and typically they will update a motion to reflect recent events, or correct or clarify wording.

  • EU flags, building, brexit
    Article: Sep 11, 2017
    By The Voice in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Thanks to Lawrence Fullick for filling us in on an anti-Brexit event that 's taking place in Bournemouth to coincide with our Conference.

    Pro EU organisations are organising events at all 3 party conferences. They will not have to try too hard to persuade people at ours. In fact, they recognise that it's about them showing us that people support our stance.

  • Southwell Minister School
    Article: Sep 11, 2017

    AUTUMN REGIONAL CONFERENCE & AGM 2017
    Saturday 21st October 2017 - 9:30-4:00pm
    Southwell Minster School, Nottinghamshire

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    VENUE:

    We have an excellent venue which meets requirements we have adopted based on attendee feedback. This includes all sessions in closed rooms to improve acoustics and a larger footprint to allow for an improved exhibition space and break out area.

  • Bournemouth International Centre
    Article: Sep 8, 2017
    By Mark Pack

    A recap for new readers: the Liberal Democrat Federal Board (FB) is shepherding the party through a new process for creating and then managing a party strategy - which covers both political and organisational matters. The plan is to have a motion go to the federal conference next spring.

    The run up to that included a consultation paper and member survey earlier this year. There is now another consultation paper and member survey to go with the session coming up at Bournemouth party conference.

  • Mark Pack (Mark Pack)
    Article: Sep 7, 2017
    By Mark Pack

    With the latest Liberal Democrat conference in Bounemouth coming up soon, here are some tips for would-be new, and indeed, experienced, speakers at party conference.

    Doubtless others will have good advice to add to what's in this list, so do comment away at the end, or indeed ask any questions.

    1. Time your speech and aim to undershoot

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