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The Lib Dem Conference Hall Is Empty And It's All Pretty Sad

Where is everyone?

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There's just one problem facing the Lib Dems at their party conference: A lot of the seats are empty.

Empty seats at #ldconf at start of Q&A session with @nick_clegg

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Empty seats at #ldconf at start of Q&A session with @nick_clegg

3:04 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

All the photos I've seen of #ldconf just look tragic - empty, downbeat, failed discos, too many beards - that sort of thing.

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All the photos I've seen of #ldconf just look tragic - empty, downbeat, failed discos, too many beards - that sort of thing.

10:15 AM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's kind of like an empty ghost town.

Ironic that #LibDems think their conference slogan "Winning Here" is appropriate in a venue that is virtually empty.

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Ironic that #LibDems think their conference slogan "Winning Here" is appropriate in a venue that is virtually empty.

2:26 PM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Even the super-meta votes, such as this one where members voted on how many votes to give each member, didn't attract a huge crowd.

Look at the number of empty seats #ldconf @mpntod is right - we need to do more to engage & activate all members.

Daisy Benson@_DaisyBensonFollow

Look at the number of empty seats #ldconf @mpntod is right - we need to do more to engage & activate all members.

10:24 PM - 04 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the man the Lib Dems put forward to save the union during Scotland's referendum campaign didn't get a big audience either.

RT @AdamRamsay: 2 weeks after #indyref Secretary of State for Scotland party conference speech to almost empty room

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RT @AdamRamsay: 2 weeks after #indyref Secretary of State for Scotland party conference speech to almost empty room

4:36 AM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And hey, let's not be totally down. At least this discussion about diversity was well attended by an, er, particularly diverse crowd.

Lib Dems discussing equalities and diversity...

Adam Bienkov@AdamBienkovFollow

Lib Dems discussing equalities and diversity...

2:55 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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