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Lib Dems Regional Conference - Debates enjoyed huge support

November 26, 2014 11:27 AM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Lib Dems from across the East Midlands gathered in Hinckley recently for the closing Regional Conference of the Year. Delegates took the opportunity to throw their weight behind a number of motions presented for debate.

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Policy Officer Phil Knowles with the presidential candidates at conference

From 'Land Tax and Economic Reform' through to calls that the ' lower income threshold for National Insurance should be raised so that employees who do not pay income tax are also exempt from paying National Insurance, while the upper income limit should be abolished.

Delegates in large numbers backed the motions prepared. It was the same story when the motion on Town Planning and Housing building was discussed along with a final debate entitled Getting Back on Track - A Rail Network for the 21st Century.

Cllr Phil Knowles who chaired the debates for the final time as Policy Officer before becoming the Regions new Vice Chairman from January 1st expressed his sincere thanks to those who had spent time putting together the individual motions and to everyone who took part in the debates.

'' The arguments put forward were well constructed, full of detail and delivered with conviction. The debates have become such an important part of our conferences and I hope that they will continue to go from strength to strength''