What Twitter tells us about Welsh Liberal Democrat Conference

The Welsh Liberal Democrats met in Swansea for their Autumn Conference yesterday. Here are some of the highlights from Twitter.

Like the Scottish Kickstart which also took place yesterday, the event opened with a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris atrocities.

Sal Brinton also mentioned the events in Paris in her speech:

Was some awkward squad rebellion going on?

The truth was a bit more mundane, though:

Those amendments did cause some controversy in the debate on protecting private sector tenants – heated debate over the issue of rent controls, which were adopted as policy:

And an attack on Labour’s treatment of rough sleepers in Newport:

IR Cymru seem to have made a really positive contribution to the Conference:

Tim’s mileage for the last month must be phenomenal with the number of region and state conferences he’s attended:

This is a week when the Welsh Lib Dems won quite a victory for government transparency, shaming Labour ministers into an embarrassing u-turn.

A speech from Kirsty Williams is always a high point of any gathering:

It looks like it was a brilliant day. One of these days I will actually get to a Welsh Lib Dem conference and report back in person.

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

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