Conference agenda for Brighton now online

agenda2106The main agenda for the 2016 Autumn Conference in Brighton has now been published online.  This year, for the first time, the conference will begin at 9am on the Saturday, 17th September. It will end, as usual, with the Leader’s speech, which is expected to finish by 3.30pm on Tuesday, 20th September.

The deadline for amendments, emergency motions, requests for topical discussions and for online questions to Federal Committees, Parliamentary Parties and the Leader’s and Education Q&As is 1pm on Monday 5th September. That is also the deadline for submitting  requests for separate votes on motions that are being debated on the Saturday. For debates on other days the deadline for separate votes is 9am on the day before the debate. You can also submit late questions to the Speakers’ table at conference – see the agenda for individual deadlines.

If you would like drafting advice in advance for amendments, emergency motions and topical discussions (which is advisable, though not always possible with emergency motions) then they should be submitted by 1pm on Monday 22nd August.

Hope that is all clear!

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  • I can’t believe it. We already knew that there wasn’t a single foreign policy motion. Now we see that there isn’t even a foreign affairs Q & A. What has happened to our internationalist party? (Europe doesn’t count by the way – we are still in the EU at present.)

  • Jonathan Coulter 5th Aug '16 - 1:29pm

    I share John Kelly’s concern that LibDems are not raising their heads on international issues, following British involvement of three questionable Middle-Eastern wars so far in the 20th century, the publication of the Chilcot Report, and the Tory Government’s growing collaboration with Israel as this moves ever more to the extreme right, and ethnically cleanses most of the West Bank at the expense of indigenous people. At this moment the British Government needs to take action with a view to stopping the demolition of two Bedouin villages ( What have LibDems to say about such things?

  • Miranda Pinch 5th Aug '16 - 1:52pm

    Totally agree with John and Jonathan. If we want to be a viable Party then not having a debated foreign policy will certainly not help our cause.
    If I were not as committed as I am I would seriously wonder if the Lib Dems had any serious future at all and consider going elsewhere with a rather more outward looking agenda. I still do wonder….

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