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Parliament Week 2012: Leaders and Speechwriters



On Wednesday 21 November 2012, as part of Parliament Week 2012, Lord Ashdown, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, and his former speechwriter, Dr Max Atkinson, shared their experiences of how party leader and speechwriter worked in synchrony at the highest level. The event was chaired by Olly Grender, former Head of Communications for the Liberal Democrats, who has worked at No 10 for the Coalition Government.