I watched some of the recent press conference given by the current chancellor, George Osborne, and his two old sparring partners in the last Westminster Parliament, Labour's Ed Balls and the Lib Dems Vince Cable. The event was hosted...Show More Summary
The SNP is getting a terrible press over the sexual shenanigans of two senior Westminster MPs which is only fair, I suppose, given the pasting handed out to Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem politicians over the years. The political journalist...Show More Summary
It’s been a week since the U.K’s local election frenzy and the Westminster bubble has already gone back to the usual grind of who is up, who is down and what new outlandish statement can be conjured in the Brexit debate. But the result...Show More Summary
What a mess. In a vote in the Senedd (Welsh Assembly) for First Minister this week, the Welsh Tories and UKIP pulled a nice wee stunt when they decided to vote for Leanne Woods of Plaid for First Minister. With the sole Lib Dem AM siding with Labour’s Carwyn Jones that left everything tied at more...
We’re looking for people who are planning to vote for a different party in the next election. Perhaps you’ve gone from Labour to Green, or Lib Dem to Ukip. If so, we want to hear from you Are you thinking about voting Ukip, because you’ve...Show More Summary
Some of the more choice local by-elections being held tomorrow Tormohun on Torbay (Con defence) Main Election: Mayoral Referendum Result of council at last election (2015): Con 25, Lib Dem 7, Ind 3, UKIP 1 (Con majority of 14) Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected Liberal Democrats 1,304, 1,067, 933 (25%) […]
This is about the total destruction of Dave’s opponents I was very struck last night by the Twreet from politics academic Professor Glen O’Hara on the first week of the referendum campaign. Cam + Osbo play high pressure game, high up the pitch. Put oppo under pressure, force them to make mistakes. That's what's happening […]
A preview of the London Assembly Elections and the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections London Assembly Result of last election (2012): Lab 12, Con 9, Green 2, Lib Dem 2 (Hung Assembly, Lab short by 1) Result of votes at last election (2012): Constituency Votes Lab 42% (8 seats), Con 33% (6 seats), Lib Dem 9%, […]
Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat candidate to be mayor of London, is trailing her main rivals Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith by a large margin: a recent ComRes poll has Pidgeon on 7% while Labour's Sadiq Khan is on 44% and the Conservative Zac Goldsmith is on 37%. Show More Summary
The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has told Sputnik that UK Prime Minister David Cameron is spending so much of his time focused on the Brexit debate his government has "taken its eye off the ball" and is failing to tackle several crises back home.
Embed from Getty Images British politics today might have been very different if the Lib Dems had accepted Osborne’s deal The Mail on Sunday are serialising the memoirs of David Laws, the former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister, in it he reveals that The Tories secretly tried to form a 2015 Election pact with the Lib […]
Kendal, Strickland and Fell (Lib Dem defence) on Cumbria Result of council at last election (2013): Labour 35, Conservatives 26, Liberal Democrat 16, Independents 7 (No Overall Control, Labour short by 8) Result of ward at last election (2013): Liberal Democrat 980 (52%), Labour 506 (27%), Conservative 191 (10%), United Kingdom Independence Party 186 (10%), […]
Nate Silver has written a very interesting comment on the problems faced by American Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio on the FiveThirtyEight site. It made me think about the similarities between the senator and the Lib Dems. I’m notShow More Summary
This post on the US Campaigns and Elections blog highlights the plight of Lib Dems (and other parties) campaigning in the run up to the May elections.For the Presidential primaries in the original post, read the EU referendum. It isShow More Summary
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 […]
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%), […]
Lib Dem MP locks horns with local Tories.
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 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 […]
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 […]