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Lib Dems pass motion to review science advice

Image: Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Party conference also calls for support for scientific publishers

The Liberal Democrats have agreed to call for reforms to government scientific advice, as part of a drive for more public oversight of policymaking.

At their first party conference under the leadership of Ed Davey (pictured), members agreed a motion committing the party to push for more independence of scientific advisers and government statisticians by 455 votes for to 37 against.

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