Nine amendments to be debated at Birmingham special conference

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Sunday’s special conference in Birmingham will debate nine amendments to the motion about the party’s coalition agreement with the Conservatives (full text of motion here).

The amendments range over why talks with Labour failed, how the party’s policy process will now work, inequality, tuition fees, the Digital Economy Act, the Human Rights Act, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality, PR for local government and PR for the Commons.

You can read them in full in the Conference Extra (pdf file).

UPDATE: All the amendments were passed at conference.

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  • Good ones! And especially keep up that pressure for STV. Starting with better articulation of the advantages of multi-member constituencies covering the sub-regional “localities” across which most typically live their lives. Far from any loss of the link between MP and constituency – an updating of it for this age where work, shops and home are not down the same few streets.

  • The mover for motion 4 is Julian Huppert isn’t it? Or is that some sort of trade secret?

    The amendments are all awesome, all need to be said, I hope, shall all pass, and in their contents re-affirm my belief that my fellow members of the Liberal Democrats share my priorities. Woo!

  • Catherine Macintosh 16th May '10 - 7:42am

    I am amazed that there are no amendments relating directly to Trident & the ‘so-called’ independent nuclear deterrent or to nuclear power. These are the major concessions which must be resisted,

  • Ref Philip Young,

    I guess, if you were a Tory in Scotland, or a northern city, or a labour voter in the south, or a Lib Dem in most places – you might forgive multi-member constituencies’ lack of cosyness!

    I would challenge most people to be able to say that they are entering or leaving a particular constituency boundary as they work, rest and play.

  • ref James Blessing!

    probably the most beautiful map ever, ever!

    Quite seriously, although obviously linked to our proposal for PR (by STV) we should in parallel commit to the benefits of multi-member constituencies.

    amendment 9a …………

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