Congratulations to everyone who organised the very moving memorial celebration at Manchester Town Hall yesterday. The amount of care that had gone into this, and the range of people speaking or taking part in readings, showed just how loved Neil was and how much he will be missed. There were a large number of Lib Dems there - and not just from the North West either - which shows how many people wanted to come and pay tribute.
We all knew Neil in different ways for different reasons. I knew him as a regional campaigner and staff member who helped hugely in Liverpool. But what struck me was all the other parts of his life that were talked about too. I guess that just reinforces the fact that we all have different facets to our lives.