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Once again, Lib Dem Voice have a varied and exciting programme at the Lib Dem federal conference planned for Liverpool next month.

Some of our events are still taking form; others are now so well established they are almost traditional.

And don’t worry if you are unable to join us in person at conference – we will be making recordings of the events and making them available right here on the blog, so that you can get the conference feel coming in your ears wherever you are in the nation.

For your delight and delectation, here are some details.

Blog of the Year Awards

Join LDV and online friends for a walk down the yellow carpet to award the 2010 BOTYs. For more information see this post right here.

Saturday, 18th September 2010
22.00 – 00.00
Hilton, Grace Suite 1

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LibDemVoice.org Fringe: Fairer? For Whom?

Former Lib Dem MPs Dr Evan Harris and Susan Kramer join Left Foot Forward’s editor, Will Straw, to discuss what Coalition means for the party’s fairness agenda. Chaired by Lib Dem Voice co-editor, Stephen Tall.

Sunday, 19th September 2010
13.00 – 14.00
ACC Liverpool, Hall 1B

As this event is in the Secure Zone, you will need a conference photo-pass to attend.

Liberal Drinks / Tweetup

A friendly chat and a drink during Conference season but outside of the conference secure zone, so all welcome.

We’ve had Liberal Drinks at Lib Dem Conference before, but this is the first time we’ve branded it a “tweetup”

Tuesday 21st September
7.30pm – 10.30pm
Baltic Fleet, 33 Wapping, Liverpool, L1 8DQ

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Lessons for future campaigning from the 2010 election

Mark Pack takes the chair to explore the party’s general election campaign. With Hilary Stephenson, Duncan Hames MP and Paul Holmes.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010
13.00 – 14.00
Jurys Inn, Suite 9

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6 Comments

  • Rabi Martins 21st Aug '10 - 1:28pm

    Conference this year will of necessity be different this year
    Delegates will have to respect the fact that we are now part of government
    That should not – and I am sure will not – take any edge away from robust debates on policy matters
    The challenge comes when we hold our colleagues in government to account.
    Of necessity we have had to compromise on some of our cherished policies – and our colleagues in government naturally have to adhere to the rules of collective responsibility
    But that should not be read as any of them being too ready to ditch Lib Dem philosophies and policies for the trappings of office.
    We know that the media egged on by our opponents will be looking for any oppourtunity to suggest that the grass roots are at odds with the leadership.
    I think in the circumstances our role is to continue to argue for those things that matter to Liberal Democrats and to at the same time send a strong message to our colleagues in government that there is a fine line between doing right by the coalition government and at the doing right by the Party.
    But we must remember – we are all on the same side
    This is “our coalition government”
    Nothing we do at conference should give the impression that the Party Faithful want anything other than what Nick Clegg and his Lib Dem cabinet colleagues want – To Make this coalition Government deliver as much of the Liberal Democrats policies as possible

  • “Nothing we do at conference should give the impression that the Party Faithful want anything other than what Nick Clegg and his Lib Dem cabinet colleagues want”

    So we’re the party of free-thinkers who refuse to be a bunch of stage-managed cheerleaders, is that right?

  • Rabi Martins 22nd Aug '10 - 4:20pm

    @ Dave Page
    Your reading of what I was saying is spot on !

  • So how are you going to let Nick et al know how you feel about the Coalition (that is if you disagree with what is happening) if everyone is going to play at happy families? They need to know how the grassroots feel and the message needs to be forthright and clear. Infact if you give the media the impression that everyone is happy within the party then the public’s perception of there being no difference between the Tories and LibDems will be reinforced.

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