Today I was in Birmingham for the Liberal Democrat Local Government Conference. It was a very successful event with a packed agenda. Another reminder that whatever shenanigans are going on in Westminster and despite the vagaries of the national polls the Lib Dems local government base is in a robust state and means serious business.
Highlights for me where the too brief conversations with various friends I hadn’t seen for ages, some useful info picked up in the environment fringe with Chris Huhne, and the entertaining banter from the panel session chaired by Nick Clegg.
I also must share the comment made by a Northampton councillor I met who said that;
“being a newly elected councillor is like opening “War and Peace” in the middle and trying to work out what is going on.”
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.