Federal Conference Committee has just met, and the following emergency motions met the Standing Order criteria and will go into the ballot:
1) Violence in Syria
2) Withdrawal of the Health and Social Care Bill
3) Protecting our NHS – the Shirley Williams motion
4) Behind closed doors – Justice and Security Green Paper
These motions will all be on a ballot paper at the back of Saturday’s Daily Announcements. To vote (by STV), please take your completed ballot paper and your Voting Rep badge to the Steward with the ballot box by the Stewards Table in the Hall, between 9 and 1pm. The announcement of which motion has won the ballot will be announced during the afternoon session.
Please note that the emergency motion debate is likely to start earlier than advertised on Sunday morning, subject to the agreement of Conference first thing on Saturday morning. If that is agreed, be there from 9.15 onwards for a 9.20 start. Remember that it often takes more than 15 minutes to get through security at busy times, so do leave ample time.
It is very likely that time allowed for speeches will be only 2½ minutes, given the interest in the motions. Look out for further information in Daily Announcements.
* Andrew Wiseman is Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Conference Committee.