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What is Conference?
Liberal Democrat Conference is a twice-yearly event where members gather to put forward, debate and vote on the Party’s national policies. There are keynote speeches from the Leader, MPs and other senior figures, and Party committees present their annual reports to the membership. Beyond the main Conference hall, there’s a wide range of training on campaigning, fundraising, recruitment, plus advice sessions for those interested in being candidates for councils and Parliament. At lunchtimes and in the evenings there are plenty of fringe meetings with a chance to discuss ideas with speakers from party groups and national organisations. There are receptions, a disco, and even a singalong night, and there’s always a large crowd in the Conference bar at the end of the day.
Britain needs to build more than 200,000 new homes each year. We’ve all said it so many times before. Yet we are falling short of this target.
That’s why the Housing Finance Institute (HFI) is being launched. To help to get the money to build the homes we need. The aims of the HFI are to increase housing supply across all tenures; to unlock opportunities for the public sector and to help business to deliver and finance housing.
We’re thrilled with our successful by-election result in Wallington South ward in Sutton. It feels good to be winning again, writes Sutton Council Leader Ruth Dombey.
And in case you’re thinking - hah! Sutton! Lib Dem held seat in Lib Dem run Council and in a Lib Dem MP’s constituency - easy peasy! Well, you’d be wrong.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats are leading the debate in Wales on human rights, by calling on the National Assembly to unite against plans by the Tory UK Government to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. This follows on from the protest held in London to protect the Human Rights Act, which saw a huge Lib Dem turn out.
Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has written about the Tories' plans to abolish the Human Rights Act. You can back our campaign to protect it here.
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