Category Archives: Gareth Epps

In which I get on the Lib Dem Federal Executive….Thank you so much

Well, I’m truly gobsmacked! Along with all other candidates for the Federal Committees, I received an email yesterday evening from the Returning Officer telling me that the results would be published on the party website at 9am today. I was … Continue reading

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The Conference Accreditation row slumbers no more

Remember that stooshie we had over the blatantly illiberal and actually discriminatory Conference Accreditation system for last year’s Autumn event in Birmingham? For a refresher, have a look at the speech I would have made in the debate about it … Continue reading

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Leadership programme hopefuls and new MEP among signatories of candidates’ plea to Clegg on Welfare Reform

Today’s Guardian carries a report that more than 50 Liberal Democrat candidates at the last election have written to Nick Clegg to ask for a rethink on welfare reform. This shows that many within the Party are unhappy with measures like … Continue reading

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People should not go to jail for unfurling a banner!

Gareth Epps tells how student Edd Bauer has spent the last week in prison for the unfurling of a banner decrying us for being traitors at our Conference in Birmingham last weekend. Now, unfurling banners doesn’t actually hurt anybody. If … Continue reading

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Keeping Conference Liberal and safe: Gareth Epps must be there

A couple of years ago I wrote a few posts around the farcical arrangements the Labour Government were putting in place regarding those working with children, including parent helpers. Thankfully Lynne Featherstone got rid of this excessive and ineffective vetting … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Conference, Gareth Epps, Tim Farron | 3 Comments