Posts Tagged “#ldconf”

Lib Dems in Bournemouth: 5 quick thoughts

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2015

For the first time in a decade, I was merely a day-tripper to the Lib Dem federal conference, speaking at a full-to-bursting Resolution Foundation meeting on social justice. (I’ll try and post my thoughts on that tomorrow.) And, obviously, catching (…)

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What do we mean when we say, “I am a Liberal Democrat…”?

by Stephen Tall on August 26, 2015

The catastrophic election results have prompted the Lib Dems to undertake a process known as Agenda 2020, ‘a party-wide consultation to help inform our policy-making over the next five years. This is a chance for us to have an in-depth (…)

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15 things to look out for at the Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on August 6, 2013

The Lib Dems have published the agenda for our autumn conference — I’ve uploaded it to read at the foot of this post. It’s a pretty meaty agenda, too, with big issues up for debate. This, after all, is the penultimate autumn conference before the 2015 general election, which means it’s important for determining what […]

Nick, Vince and Danny lead Lib Dem charge to “balance the books, find new ways to create jobs and growth”

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2013

Be warned: we’re under starter’s orders for the general election. Today, the Lib Dem leadership sets out its plans on the economy for approval by the party conference this autumn, striking a neat balance between a strong defence of the Lib Dem record in government and a recognition that much still needs to be done […]

My Day 1 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything

by Stephen Tall on September 23, 2012

Here’s what my first day at Lib Dem conference looked like… And there’s a prize* if you can spot the two tweets here that have been re-tweeted over a hundred times. * Not really. [View the story “My Day 1 (…)

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What I said to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Jon Pienaar this morning about… Nick Clegg’s leadership

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2012

Another day — in fact the first day of Lib Dem conference here in sunny Brighton — and somewhat inevitably all the media questions are about Nick Clegg’s leadership. I was up this morning inflicting myself on the ears of (…)

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Can I out-Orange Book Jeremy Browne? Find out on 22nd September…

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

So this is how my visit to Lib Dem conference this year will begin… by appearing on the panel for one of CentreForum’s 27 (count ’em) fringe events, catchily titled Half-Time Oranges (and Blues): How to renew the Coalition while (…)

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Round-up of initial reactions to the Lib Dem conference NHS Bill vote

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

There’s been no shortage of reaction to the vote by the Lib Dem conference this morning to vote by 317-270 to approve an amendment which implicitly calls on the party leadership to drop its support for the NHS Bill. I say “implicitly” because the motion as passed — pasted at the foot of this post […]

LDVideo: Nick Clegg – “If I thought this Bill was about privatising the NHS, it would never have seen the light of day”

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2012

Nick Clegg took part in an afternoon Q&A at today’s Lib Dem conference, and vigorously defended the changes to the NHS being implemented by the Coalition as amended by the party. Conference representatives earlier voted, by a slim margin of 309 votes to 280, to debate tomorrow morning Shirley Williams’ motion, ‘Saving the NHS’, rather […]

Do Lib Dem members’ views differ from conference representatives’ views? Here’s what our survey says…

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2012

We published yesterday the results of our survey of Lib Dem members’ views of the Coalition’s NHS reforms. Given the importance of this weekend’s debate at the party’s spring conference, we have also tried to test how Lib Dem members who are conference representative might vote on Sunday, when there is likely to be an […]