Your last chance to put in a question for Party Leaders at Conference

Do you fancy putting Party President Mark Pack on the spot? Or any other party committee chair?

Or asking Ed Davey something important to you in his leader’s question and answer session?

Maybe you want to ask Federal Conference Committee about making Conference more accessible, or affordable.. Maybe you want more information about the party’s diversity strategy from the Federal People Development Committee. Or perhaps you want to ask Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain about what MPs are doing on a particular issue.

You only have until 1pm tomorrow to submit your question. Do so here.

One of the advantages of asking a question is that you get the chance to do a follow-up actually in the Conference hall. This can be a really good way of getting the feel of speaking at Conference.

Our much missed friend Ruth Coleman Taylor asked in 2019 if the creche could be reinstated and she wrote about that here.

This was the best attended Conference ever, with over 3000 people there. I was thinking about the people who weren’t there and why: people like my step-daughter – a former MEP – who has a young son. If she had brought him to Bournemouth with her, she would not have seen very much of Conference because few of the debates or meetings are geared up to cope with a lively and mobile toddler.



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

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  • The link you have provided Caron only seems to allow questions to federal committees? Is there another link for questions to Ed, Mark etc.?

  • Laurence Cox 5th Sep '22 - 11:51am

    Mark Valladares in another article today bemoans the lack of democratic accountability at Town/Parish Council level, but we in the Liberal Democrats have our own ‘black hole’ in the English Council. I presume that our Scottish and Welsh members can question their own leadership at their State Conferences, but there is no mechanism for the Chair of the English Council to report on and be questioned on its activities.

    At first, just after the merger, we had an English Party day at Federal Conference, but that withered away after the English Party gave the Federal Party the authority to make English-only policy.

    Now this is not to say that Alison Rouse is not doing a good job as English Party Chair; it is just that we have no evidence and no means of questioning her. After Spring Conference this year, I suggested in my feedback that the FCC should invite (it cannot dictate to the English Party) the Chair of the English Party to give a report and answer questions on it, just as the other Party bodies do, but this has not been taken up. It would be good if TPTB in the Party addressed this failing.

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