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Lib Dem conference: Analysis from our Political correspondent Phil Hornby

It's Day Two of the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton, and party leader Tim Farron has been rallying the troops.

He says the party IS making inroads.

Click below for our political correspondent Phil Hornby's report on the west of the Meridian region.

And click below for his report on the south east's response to the Lib Dem conference:



VIDEO: Swindon MP's voice cracks as he apologises to the Commons for leaking report

Conservative former disabilities minister Justin Tomlinson has said he is "truly sorry" for leaking a parliamentary report.

The North Swindon MP told MPs he had been naive when he shared the draft findings of an inquiry into regulation of the consumer credit industry with an employee of payday lender Wonga.

Mr Tomlinson faces being suspended from the House of Commons for two days after a Commons sleaze watchdog found he "committed a contempt" in disclosing the report.

The MP for North Swindon has apologised Credit: PA

Making a statement in the chamber, the Tory MP's voice cracked as he said: "I accept that my actions in sharing the report constituted interference in the work of the committee for public accounts and for this I am truly sorry.

"This was never my intention. These actions came as a result of my own naivety, driven by a desire to strengthen regulations on payday lenders and protect vulnerable consumers."

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