Nick Clegg told members that while the controversial NHS Bill was not a Lib Dem Bill it was better because of the Lib Dems.
He delivered this speech just two hours after activists voted against the leadership line on the NHS reforms.
The Deputy Prime Minister also claimed that this months budget would help families during hard economic times, and emphasised the importance of green jobs, something which won the approval of North East MEP Fiona Hall .
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