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Lib Dems face protesters at conference

11 March 2011 Last updated at 23:27 GMT

The Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has called on party members to "hold their nerve" as they gather for their Spring conference in Sheffield.

As our political correspondent Vicki Young reports, there's growing grassroots pressure for the party to reassert its independence.

Protesters unhappy with coalition policies greeted delegates at the conference.