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Lib Dem delegates on their coalition partners

Asking Liberal Democrat delegates for words to describe the Conservatives at conference BBC One's Politics Show received a number of pithy responses: "The enemy", "distrust" and ""it’s not repeatable." Former MP Sandra Gidley said more, calling the coalition "a bit David and Goliath."

Baroness Scott: This govt won't suffer 'curse of short-term decisions'

Baroness Scott said the coalition government was a "very new government" that would not suffer the "curse of short term decision making". Speaking at the Lib Dem conference, she said: "This is the start of a process. We are just at the beginning of something that will go on for five years. We've got some time to reflect on this vision, to turn this vision into a reality of a fairer Britain." She added: "We all have to do it in our different ways - in our local parties, regional parties. We have to get invoved."

Clegg: Cutting comedian

You wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of Nick Clegg's sharp tongue, which he brandished in some cutting asides during last night's rally to launch the campaign for AV at the Lib Dem conference. Heard by the BBC's Michael Crick, the deputy PM's one-liners included: "It's great to see Liberal Democrat ministers speaking behind the despatch box - or hear them, in the case of Sarah Teather," and "Eric Pickles is the only Cabinet minister you can spot on Google Earth."

 

Art Malik hosts electoral reform rally

Actor Art Malik was the special guest host of the Liberal Demorcrat's "Yes! to Fairer Votes" rally. Mr Malik thanked the audience for attending instead of staying at home to watch X Factor, joking that under the alternative vote Jedward may have won last year's contest.

Cable arrives late to the party

There may have been a brief moment of panic for Liberal Democrats earlier when Vince Cable was introduced, but took over a minute to arrive on stage, as proceedings were ahead of schedule. The business secretary eventually made his way to the platform to speak about diverisity within the party.