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Lib Dems in conference vetting row

Nick Clegg is facing an embarrassing rebellion by the Liberal Democrats grassroots over stringent security measures brought in for the party's annual conference next month.

The Deputy Prime Minister, who has made civil liberties a priority since the Coalition was formed, has been warned by activists that a security clampdown on his party's biggest event of the year could breach human-rights laws.

The conference will debate a strongly-worded motion calling for new guidelines.

Several activists have protested that they were asked to provide much more personal information about themselves when they applied for their conference passes.

They complained that the data could even allow the police to ban some representatives.

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