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Local By-Election Review : January 2016

Local By-Election Review : January 2016 Botchery on Carlisle: Ind GAIN from Lab on a swing of 10.5% from Lab to Ind Launceston Central on Cornwall: Lib Dem HOLD on a swing of 9% from Lib Dem to Con Bushney North on Hertfordshire: Con HOLD on a swing of 1.5% from Lib Dem to Con […]

Local By-Election Preview : January 14th 2016

Launceston Central (Ind defence, elected as Lib Dem) on Cornwall Result of council at last election (2013): Independent 37, Liberal Democrats 36, Conservatives 31, Labour 6, United Kingdom Independence Party 6, Mebynon Kernow 4, Green Party 1 (No Overall Control, Independents short by 25) Result of ward at last election (2013): Liberal Democrat 551 (71%), […]

The return of Marf and tonight’s local by-election review by Harry Hayfield

Welcome back Marf Watton (UKIP defence) and South Smallburgh (Lib Dem defence) on Norfolk Result of council at last election (2013): Conservative 40, United Kingdom Independence Party 15, Labour 14, Liberal Democrats 10, Green Party 4, Independent 1 (No Overall Control, Conservatives short by 3) Result of ward at last election (2013): Watton: United Kingdom […]

Lib Dems to oppose ‘vested interests’

Lib Dem Kirsty Williams to oppose ‘vested interests’ 14 November 2015 From the section Wales politics Image caption Despite Kirsty Williams’s efforts, the Lib Dems suffered badly at the general election Welsh voters should reject a Labour government that only listens to “vested interests”, Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams will say later. She will […]

Efforts to block AMs’ pay rise fail

Lib Dem efforts to block AMs’ £10,000 pay rise fail 11 November 2015 From the section Wales politics Image caption The pay rise is intended to recognise ‘new responsibilities’ and ‘new expectations’ on AMs Liberal Democrat attempts to stop a £10,000 pay rise for AMs have failed. The Lib Dems tried to block the £52m […]

Local By-Election Results : November 5th 2015

Huntly, Strathbogie and the Howe of Alford on Aberdeenshire (SNP and Lib Dem defence) Result: Conservative 1,469 (36% +9%), Scottish National Party 1,433 (35% unchanged), Liberal Democrats 928 (23% +5%), Labour 196 (5%, no candidate in 2012), Scottish Libertarians 20 (0%, no candidate in 2012) No candidate elected on first preferences. Scottish National Party elected […]

Two Lib Dem defences and one SNP one in tonight’s local by-elections

Huntly, Strathbogie and the Howe of Alford on Aberdeenshire (SNP and Lib Dem defence) Result of council at last election (2012): Scottish National Party 28, Conservatives 14, Liberal Democrats 12, Independents 11, Labour 2, Green Party 1 (No Overall Control, SNP short by 7) Result of ward at last election (2012) : Emboldened denotes elected […]

Antifrank on the GE2020 prospects for Tim Farron’s Lib Dems

The Lib Dems had a disastrous election in 2015, tallying just eight seats.  Where do they go from here?  Is the only way up? Well, actually, no.  There is a serious possibility that things could get worse for them in 2020.  Of their eight seats, only one of them looks truly safe on current boundaries: […]

Local By-Election Preview : October 29th 2015 – 3 Con, 2 Lab and 1 Lib Dem defences

Risedale on Barrow in Furness (Lab defence) Result of council at last election (2015): Labour 27, Conservative 9 (Labour majority of 18) Result of ward at last election (2015) : Emboldened denotes elected Labour 1,474, 1,361, 1,310 (77%) United Kingdom Independence Party 438, 348 (23%) Candidates duly elected: Michael Cassells (Lab), Carole Friend (Con), Colin […]

The Lords vote to delay, not kill, Osborne’s tax credits plan

The motion to delay the tax credits changes which has been agreed pic.twitter.com/fpOjbsHnxU — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 26, 2015 LAB peers don't back the Lib Dem motion which would have totally killed the tax credit plan pic.twitter.com/WXll9S7OMN — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 26, 2015 Methinks that LAB decision not to vote for the killing […]

Lib Dems win Highland by-election

Lib Dems win Highland’s Aird and Loch Ness by-election 9 October 2015 From the section Highlands & Islands The Liberal Democrats have won a by-election in Highland Council’s Aird and Loch Ness ward. Jean Davis narrowly defeated her closest rival SNP candidate Emma Knox. The by-election in the ward, which is represented by four councillors, […]

Japanese career women on marriage and children

A recent survey from LiB,Inc, a firm that says they support working women facing issues regarding careers, private life, marriage, childbirth, etc, recently conducted a survey to find out what career-women’s outlook on marriage. Demographics Between the 10th and 16th of September 2015 500 women from their database of 29,661 working women completed a private […]

The Guardian’s right – the Adonis move is a major coup for Osborne

The Guardian main lead on Lord Adonis http://t.co/f5VIKvvhDx pic.twitter.com/69rq9jE7QG — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 5, 2015 Adonis was originally LAB, then SDP, then Lib Dem then LAB again all before tonight's news — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 4, 2015 It has been pointed out very strongly overnight that Lord Adonis has not left the […]

Which party is now more irrelevant, Ukip or the Lib Dems?

Ukip is gathering for its autumn conference in Doncaster, with Nigel Farage delivering the keynote speech later today. Unlike last year’s shindig, which saw the defection of Mark Reckless from… Continue reading The post Which party is now more irrelevant, Ukip or the Lib Dems? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Labour, Lib Dem Must Accept Possibility of New Independence Vote – SNP

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on Labour and Liberal Democratic leaders to stop opposing a follow-up referendum on Scotland's independence, British media reported Thursday.

What makes a liberal? Tim Farron doesn’t seem to know.

Tim Farron’s speech to the Lib Dem conference seems to have gone down well with those in the hall, which probably means that it did the trick, given this was… Continue reading The post What makes a liberal? Tim Farron doesn’t seem to know. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Evaluation panel handpicked and all ready to look at the records…

4 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

So the panel for checking official records has been convened: Lord Carlile from the right of the Lib Dems is the most well known and fits the profile of ‘safest possible pair of hands’; Rosalie Flanagan for ‘the Catholic side’ is, as a former Perm Sec of DCAL, an insider par excellence; and for ‘the Protestant more...

Farron’s speech was pretty well received but what a mountain his party has to climb

Reaction from leading commentators on final morning of LD conference I think that's as good as speech as I've ever heard from a Lib Dem leader. Passionate, personal and grown up where it needed to be. — Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) September 23, 2015 Be honest, sensible Labour twitter people: how many of you are now […]

How will Tim Farron make sure the Lib Dems are heard?

When the Liberal Democrats voted for Tim Farron as their next leader, they didn’t know that the Labour party was going to elect Jeremy Corbyn. If they had known that,… Continue reading The post How will Tim Farron make sure the Lib Dems are heard? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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