Posts By: Dave Smith

Maybe the Lib Dems really do believe in the politics of consensus

My interest in politics came late in life. I
always voted, but didn’t get personally involved until the Make Poverty History
rally in 2000. Since then I’ve been on a demo, done a couple of sleepouts in
solidarity with destitute asylum seekers, and joined the Lib Dems three years ago.
Within two weeks of my joining, there had been two major scandals involving senior Lib
Dem politicians, and I wondered what I had done. Now, aged 61, I’m enjoying my
first party conference, thanks to an NCVO bursary. 

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