Last chance to submit Spring Conference Amendments and Awkward Questions – deadline 1pm 4th March

It’s just 12 days until we gather in York for Spring Conference.

And tomorrow, at 1pm, is the final chance for you to submit amendments to motions as well as awkward questions to all the party committees and for Vince’s question and answer session.

It’s also the last chance to submit a motion on Europe for discussion at the Conference – although, to be honest, anything submitted is likely to be out of date by the time it happens. Maybe it should just go the whole hog and call for the immediate revocation of Article 50 because the whole Brexit project is such a disaster.

If you have never spoken at Conference before, asking a question of a party committee is quite a good way to make your debut. You submit your question in advance and you will get the chance to ask a supplementary. It’s short and focused and just gets you used to standing up and speaking in front of a lot of people. It’s also really important that the committees get properly scrutinised. This is the chance of members to ask probing questions. Don’t leave it all to the Awkward Squad from Calderdale to ask all the questions.

Submit your amendments, questions, votes,  here. 

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

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  • Thanks for the reminder, Caron. As a stop-gap, I have formally requested a topical issue discussion on ‘Formation of The Independent Group – how should Liberal Democrats respond?’. When submitting this request, I expressed the wish that it should only be discussed if no emergency motion is submitted and selected for debate on this subject. I believe that LDER intend to submit an emergency motion on TIG – and others are possibly considering this too? Hopefully, they will therefore get their acts together in time for tomorrow’s deadline!

  • Andy Williams 6th Mar '19 - 12:30pm

    Seems like it might be a hot topic. I have submitted a question to The Leader on the very same subject. In case it’s not selected the text is below:

    Has the new Independent Group in Parliament stolen our thunder or can we ride the wave?

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