Conference Extra out – what’s missing?

Conference Extra, the booklet containing all the amendments, emergency motions and questions to Committees, has now been published ahead of our Spring Conference in York this weekend. You can read it here.

The prize for the most direct question must surely go to Abrial Jerram, who asked Federal Conference Committee:

Please explain your selection of F23, Tackling the Funding Crisis in Local Government, given its lack of substance.

Tony Vickers will be writing more about that later today.

There is one thing missing, though. There won’t be the traditional emergency motions ballot, because only two emergency motions appear on the agenda. There is one on the death of Alexei Navalny and one on a fairer asylum system which is proposed by two key seat PPCs, Danny Chambers and Max Wilkinson.

The emergency motions debate takes place on Sunday morning.

All the papers for Conference can be found here.

How are your preparations for Conference going? I’ve packed my Conference pass and some Earl Grey tea. I don’t need anything else, do I?

If you haven’t already, do download the Conference app by searching Lib Dem Conference on your app store. It is fantastic and you can now complete speaker’s cards on it.



* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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One Comment

  • Leekliberal 14th Mar '24 - 6:51pm

    Can this be true? The blogsite ‘Liberal England states –
    ‘As to Ed Davey’s interview, the big news is that he is happy to discuss Europe:
    He said his party would be pushing for a new trade deal with the EU to replace the “appalling” one signed by Johnson when he was prime minister. He added his party’s long-term policy was to rejoin the single market.
    “If you don’t put a better trading relationship with Europe in as part of that mix, you’re not going to get the economy sparking again,” he said, though he noted his EU counterparts had been clear that for now “the single market ain’t on the table”
    If true and we can get the media to report it, there is hope for us yet to lift from our sad position in the opinion polls. What he says is, to me, self evident, and while the single market may present challenges, why are we not arguing to join the EU customs union immediately. It would remove a vast amount of stifling bureaucracy that strangles our trade with 450 million people in the EU but would also help with the situation with Northern Ireland. Let’s get a debate on this as an emergency motion to conference!

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