Hundreds of Liberal Democrat party activists are gathering at the Sage in Gateshead. Their Spring Conference gets underway shortly with an opening rally, addressed by Nick Clegg and party president Tim Farron. The leadership is facing grassroots disquiet over the NHS reforms.
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