At the largest civil society fringe event of the Liberal Democrat Conference in the Glasgow SECC, ACEVO and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) this evening published The Yellow Book of the Voluntary Sector. The book has a foreword by the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP and features a range of essays by Lib Dem MPs, Peers and rising stars. It takes a wide-ranging look at the party’s past and future relationship with charities and civil society. The launch event was introduced by Sir Stephen Bubb of ACEVO and chaired by Dr John Low CBE of CAF.
The Yellow Book has contributions from: Dr Julian Huppert MP, Jemima Bland, Kelly-Marie Blundell, Martin Horwood MP, Baroness Jolly, Norman Lamb MP, Ben Nicholls, David Smith, Ibrahim Taguri and Baroness Tyler of Enfield. ACEVO and CAF published an accompanying ‘Red Book’ and ‘Blue Book’ at the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences.
‘In this anthology … [you] get a full spectrum of views from my colleagues on the future of the sector. … It could not be more timely. … My only plea is that the sector responds. We are at our best when we work in partnership.’
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party
‘Our aim in these books is to go beyond the usual manifesto-writing and build a firm base for engagement with the parties both now and in future. [This book] showcases a broad and original range of political thinking about the voluntary sector.’
Sir Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive, ACEVO
‘The Liberal Democrats are a party rooted in localism and community action, and share many of these values with Britain’s voluntary groups, which are explored in detail in this collection.’
Dr John Low CBE, Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation
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