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  • Policy
    Article: Sep 15, 2017
    By Geoff Payne in Liberal Democrat Voice

    This report relates to the meeting of the Federal Policy Committee which took place on 13th September 2017. The committee had not met for a few months. Its last meeting, which was scheduled for 12th July 2017, had been cancelled. There was therefore quite a lot to catch up on.

    Vince Cable Update on Priorities

  • Joe Otten
    Article: Aug 16, 2017
    By Joe Otten in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Hardly a day goes by on my social media feeds without some form of the following conversation:

    Commentator/political has been: What we really need is a new moderate centre party in the UK, standing up for all the internationalist, tolerant liberal values that Corbyn and May have abandoned.

    Liberal Democrats: Helloooooo!!!!!

  • Policy
    Article: Feb 20, 2017
    By Alisdair Calder McGregor in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Federal Policy Committee met on Wednesday 15th February. The meeting was slightly in advance of our normal cycle (it having been obviously felt that having a long FPC meeting on the evening before the Stoke-On-Trent and Copeland by-elections was a bad idea).

    Sadly the combined effect of a Parliamentary recess and half term in some areas of the country led to a lower turnout than at the previous meeting with neither Tim Farron MP nor the regular compiler of these reports Geoff Payne being able to attend. In Tim's absence the meeting was chaired by the committee vice-chair Duncan Brack.

  • Policy
    Article: Jan 20, 2017
    By Geoff Payne in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Happy new Year! The most recent meeting of the Federal Policy Committee took place on 18th January 2016 in Portcullis House, Westminster. This was a very well attended meeting indeed, it being the first of a new cycle of Federal Policy Committee meetings. This committee has a three-year term.

    We welcomed a large number of new members the committee. There had been a substantial change in committee membership following the elections. They included Elizabeth Jewkes, Alisdair McGregor, Chris White, Paul Tilsley, Qurban Hussain, Christine Chueng, Jim Williams, Sally Burnell, Catherine Royce, David Weston, Susan Juned, Jonny Oates, Tony Greaves, Kamran Hussain and Heather Kidd. Andrew Wiseman attended to represent the Federal Conference Committee and Richard Cole represent the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.

  • Article: Nov 26, 2016
    By Mark Pack

    No surprise that my main motivation for running for the Federal Board is my interest in getting the party's strategy right: a core votes approach, delivered through Targeting Plus.