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Saturday, March 06, 2004


An exhausting day at Welsh Party Conference where I spoke in three debates and two fringes. We really must get some more Assembly Members! The only controversial item was the discussion on gender balance. This was more a consultation about whether we should adopt positive discrimination measures to increase the number of women who are elected to positions of influence. It was my judgement that the consensus of the Conference was opposed but we need to see how these matters work out now over the next few months and years. The day was rounded off by the usual Conference dinner in which singing and speeches were the order of the day. This is the thing about the Welsh Liberal Democrats, even as we grow and get more successful, we are still one big family.

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