The English Council is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats in England and meets twice a year to consider matters of importance to the English Party. This post is part of a series of posts I’ve been writing for Liberal Democrat Voice this year reporting on the activities of the English Party.
The main issue I have highlighted in the report is the decision of the English Party to carry out a review of the organisational arrangements made for the recent Police and Crime Commissioner Elections.
The only thing I would want to add here was how impressed I was by the keynote speech from Stephen Lloyd the MP for Eastbourne. I’ve not really come across him much before, and can’t remember having seen him speak, so I was very pleased to find him an extremely effective and engaging speaker. He is a very different kind of Liberal Democrat to me, and I didn’t agree with everything he said, but his energy, obvious commitment, and clear headed thinking was impressive and left me feeling more than a little inspired.