My first Special Conference in almost fifteen years – the last one was an NUS one in Derby about tuition fees and free education in 1996 – and what promises to be an interesting afternoon.

Still haven’t written my king-promised post about the coalition thanks to all the meetings the last week has spawned getting in the way, but at the moment my vote this afternoon looks like being a cautious yes with support for the amendments.

On my way across Birmingham to the NEC now – first time I’ve been there since the 90s too – and I shall be Twittering throughout the day. #ldconf is the preferred hashtag if you’re looking for tweets about it.