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Copeland is still the better bet for the Lib Dems

But will they be distracted by Stoke Central? The Tories love governing, Labour loves protesting and the Lib Dem love winning elections. With the return to form of the Lib Dems in gaining by-elections, all is now once again well with the world. They might still be languishing in fourth place in the national polls […]

Corbyn’s relaunch week ends with the LDs taking a LAB council seat in one of its heartlands on a 36% swing

And the yellows pick up a CON seat on a big swing The 2017 council by-election season has opened with the Lib Dems taking seats from both CON and LAB on big swings. The results are above. In Sunderland, where only 39% voted REMAIN on June 23rd, Farron’s party had the most surprising result. It […]

Farron says Corbyn’s now “cheerleader in chief for the Conservative Brexit government”

.@timfarron : Jeremy Corbyn has ceased to be Leader of the Opposition to become cheerleader in chief for the Conservative Brexit government” — Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) January 9, 2017 Corbyn’s LAB re-launch day – how its going so far One of the features of the post-GE215 uprising within Labour that brought Corbyn victory […]

Jeremy Hunt accused of compromising weekday hospital care

Lib Dems say failure to guarantee more junior doctors will be hired to help deliver seven-day NHS raises safety concerns The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been accused of compromising the care patients receive during the week by not taking forward his pledge to hire more junior doctors to help deliver a seven-day NHS. Show More Summary

Local By-Election Results December 22nd / December 2016 Summary

Aylesham (Lab defence) on Dover Result: Labour 460 (62% -6%), Conservative 283 (38%, no candidate in 2015) Labour HOLD with a majority of 177 (24%) on a notional swing of 22% from Labour to Conservative Hedge End, Wildern (Lib Dem defence) on Eastleigh Result: Liberal Democrat 672 (64% +22%), Conservative 263 (25% -3%), Labour 107 […]

Theresa May’s honeymoon is over and it's the Lib Dems who are celebrating

LONDON — Theresa May’s honeymoon period is coming to an end. Public satisfaction with her premiership has more than halved since she entered Downing Street, according to one poll out on Thursday. Growing Brexit uncertainties, Conservative...Show More Summary

Resign!

Hugo Rifkind had a hilarious column in The Times the other day in which he re-imagined the week of Zac Goldsmith who recently signed and promptly lost his Richmond parliamentary seat to the Lib Dems. Politics can be cruel, but exceedingly funny all at the same time. Show More Summary

Why not centrism?

Some people want to revive centrism. Tony Blair wants to “build a new policy agenda for the centre ground”. And the Lib Dems’ victory in Richmond Park is being seen as a warning to the Tories that it must “keep...

UKIP has ceased to be a serious player and it’s time the BBC should stop pandering to them

Last night we had Radio 4’s Any Questions in town. It was a good evening except for the fact that there was no Lib Dem on the panel. Instead we had as well as the statutory LAB & CON rep an SNP MP and the barely coherent deputy UKIP leader, Peter Whittle. You’d have thought […]

The chances of a 2017 general election have just increased

A smaller majority and greater Brexit pressure could force May’s hand The Lib Dems have their mojo back. Their result in Witney was good but safe seat or not, second is the best-placed loser. It’s winning that counts and it was a win that was delivered in Richmond Park on Thursday. After more than ten […]

The Lib Dems could be making a massive mistake claiming they’re on target to win Richmond Park tomorrow

The Guardian What would be good result getting very close will be seen as a failure The big news on this final day of campaigning in the Richmond Park by-election is that the Lib Dems are claiming that they are ahead. According to data made available to the Guardian the party’s current projection is: Goldsmith […]

Tory, Labour, and Lib Dem MPs say the government's Brexit plan is a 'simplistic fantasy'

LONDON — Prominent MPs from all of Britain's main political parties are calling for the government to "put UK membership of the Single Market at the heart of their negotiating strategy" for Brexit or risk damaging the economy. Labour's...Show More Summary

With five days to go a Corbyn boost for the Lib Dems in Richmond Park – he’s to visit the constituency on Sunday

At last a positive step from LAB to help the LDs in the Richmond Park by-election. Corbyn is visiting the constituency on Sunday — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) November 25, 2016 Thanks to @standardnews for publishing a reminder of Zac's lack of participation in HOC debates @libdemlife pic.twitter.com/m1qLHi6YSM — chris key (@ChrisTwick) November 25, 2016 Billionaire's […]

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