Nick Clegg has played down suggestions of a split with Business Secretary Vince Cable over economic policy, as he appeals for Liberal Democrat activists' support on the key issue.
The Deputy Prime Minister said he was "leading from the front" by taking the unusual step of speaking in a debate on a motion at the party's conference in Glasgow.
And he insisted Mr Cable - who will not be speaking despite earlier expectations - was fully supportive of the text.
"We do agree, we have sat around the Cabinet table for the last three years agreeing fulsomely on the need to fill the black hole in the public finances left by the Labour Party, to reform the banking system," he told the Press Association.
"There is a strong agreement there."
Asked whether Mr Cable would be voting in favour, the Lib Dem leader replied: "We will all support this motion. This sets out an approach that we have in a sense been following for three years in government."