Lib Dem Conference Briefing Autumn 2020

It’s that time of year again, Lib Dem Autumn Conference is nearly upon us. If you want to speak at or vote at conference, and haven’t registered yet, there is still time. Go to to register.

It is probably fair to say that the biggest agenda items for radical liberals are:

- F8: Universal Basic Income (at 19:50 on Friday 25th Sept)
- F23: Europe (at 17:25 on Sunday 27th September)


Public statement on the cancellation of the leadership Q&A event

Regrettably, the executive of the Radical Association feel it has become necessary to issue a public statement on the events which led to the cancellation of the planned Q&A event with the candidates in the 2020 Lib Dem leadership election.

In an email sent out to our members on 9th August to announce the cancellation of the event, we said the following:

TV Licenses: How can we justify criminalising people for living in poverty?

Author: Jasmine Joséphine Sakura-Rose

I was named after the TV repair man

It’s a strange start, I know. A strange start to this article, in many ways a strange start to my life

But for all that things may seem curious on the surface, if not downright farcical, there’s often meaning hidden beyond simple surfaces

Radical Association Statement: Defections to the Liberal Democrats

There has recently been widespread speculation that some politicians are considering defecting to the Liberal Democrats. We of course welcome the prospect of strengthening the Parliamentary Party, but believe that it is absolutely necessary that any prospective defector should hold beliefs compatible with Liberal Democrat principles, as expressed in the preamble to our constitution.

Meet the new Executive

On an excellent 61% turnout, we've now elected the new committee of the Radical Association! Your new committee members are as follows:

CHAIR - Alisdair Calder McGregor

DIRECTOR - April Preston

TREASURER - Olly Craven


EXECUTIVE MEMBERS - Joe Toovey, Pushkin Defyer, Ross Stalker, George Potter

Thanks to everyone who stood for election and everyone who voted!

Conference Briefing: Autumn 2018

The Radical Association Executive have four voting recommendations for members who are seeking to promote radical policy at Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Brighton.

On Saturday 15 September, 17.00-18.00, we are recommending that members support Amendment One to motion F11.

On Sunday, 16 September, 11.00-12.30, we are working with other groups on a reference back of the immigration motion, F16. We urge members to join us in voting the reference back through.

On Monday, 17 September, 15.15-16.35, we have submitted Amendment One to the business motion F28.

On Tuesday, 18 September, 11.30-12-30, we are recommending that members vote for Amendment One to the party strategy motion F35.


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