Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference Insight

1st October 2014

Liberal Democrat Conference Insight 2014

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Dear all,

With his keynote speech on Wednesday, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg brought the party conference season to an end. It was unusual for the Lib Dems to be the last one, as they normally are the first of the parties to have their conference but the Scottish independence referendum would have coincided with it so they moved it.

It was a busy conference in Glasgow, with a broad range of policy issues on the agenda. As the only major party to still have its membership decide policy, it was not just a series of speeches from the leadership but also a number of significant policy motions and policy papers. The main one was the pre-manifesto, which was approved by Conference on Tuesday. It will form the central building block of the party’s 2015 manifesto.

In our latest edition of the Maitland Political/AMO Insight, we report on our impression of the Lib Dem Autumn Conference. We have collated the main announcements and policy debates for you and together they give an overview of the direction of travel of the party until the general election.

On Monday Parliament returns from the Conference recess and normal business resumes. One of the main upcoming events is the Autumn Statement, due on 3rd December, which will report on in our next Insight.

If you have any questions on this Insight or any of the other party conferences, please get in touch.

Best wishes,

Henk van Klaveren

Senior Consultant

Maitland Political/AMO
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