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A Policy Motion on Policy Motions

‘The Lib Dem Conference is a recognisably democratic event in a sense that the other conferences can no longer claim to be. Policies are proposed, amended, debated and voted on in an impeccable manner’. (Martin Kettle, ‘The Guardian’, 18/09/09) Conference

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LibDem NHS Activists heartened by extent of health rebellion

Lib Dem NHS activists take heart from extent of Parliamentary rebellion as new analysis shows “two-thirds of MPs” withhold support from Government on health bill. Liberal Democrat activists and Parliamentarians seeking to amend the Health Bill today released an analysis of the

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North West SLF launched

Following a brief recent history of the national Social Liberal Forum from Kat Dadswell, John Commons, the Chair of the Manchester party, spoke on why he felt that Social Liberalism and by extension the Social Liberal Forum were particularly needed

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SLF fringe meetings

Policy Forum: Open Public Services: Another fine mess they’ll get us into? Saturday 20.15-22.15 ICC Hall 5 What should we support and what should we oppose in the Open Public Services White Paper? Chris Nicholson, CentreForum, Linda Jack, Social Liberal Forum

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Sign here for appeal and emergency motion on health reforms

Please complete this form if you want to sign the appeal to allow conference to debate NHS reforms (see this page for more information) and/or the emergency motion on health reforms (see this page for more information) Loading…

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Green Investment Bank amendment

Please support this amendment to F38: A Green Stimulus for Economic Recovery, which you will find on pages 43-44 of the Conference Agenda. If you are a conference representative, then please add your ‘signature’ by filling in the form below.

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IT Government Department amendment

Please support this amendment to F28: Stimulating Growth in the Digital Economy, which you will find on pages 33-35 of the Conference Agenda. If you are a conference representative, then please add your ‘signature’ by  filling in the form below.

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Internet Free Expression amendment

Please support this amendment to F28: Stimulating Growth in the Digital Economy, which you will find on pages 33-35 of the Conference Agenda. If you are a conference representative, then please add your ‘signature’ by  filling in the form below.

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Responding to the Riots: Emergency motion to conference

Sue Doughty has put together this emergency motion to conference.  It is the most recent version and any amendments which improve but don’t lengthen it should be sent to her on sue@suedoughty.plus.com. Conference Condemns without reservation  the August riots as unjustified

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Responding to the Riots

Since the riots we have seen extreme views from right and left of the commentary spectrum but somehow they don’t meet in the middle.  Dreadful events which took place.  Families, organisations and businesses suffered enormously with desperately sad outcomes.   While

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