Lib Dems & Liberal Democrat

The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, environmentalism, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties. The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, environmentalism, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties. 5.0/5

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"If you vote Liberal Democrat, the start of June could be the end of May" 🔥🔥🔥.
Also did the Echo just publish a massive quote from "Liberal Democrat leader Richard Kemp"? There are only 2 Lib Dems on the entire council!
The Gippsland Times writes up its interview with Liberal Democrat for South Gippsland Jim McDonald.
This is what the spineless Lib Dems consented to: The Whigs are a complete joke who are never to be trusted. Here are their achievements (apologies for the length): NHS - Health and Social Care Act 2012 Thanks to Liberal Democrat votes they must share responsibility for wasting £3billion on a top-down NHS reorganisation while more people wait longer in A&Es and over 5,000 nurses are cut. Tuition Fees: Trebling Tuition Fees to £9000 (despite promising to abolish them. Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Lib Dems helped Tories abolish it Snoopers charter - DRIP bill support. Bedroom Tax (Spare Room Subsidy) Voted with the Tories to charge poor people between £14 and £24.00 PER WEEK inflicting distress and suffering on millions, now over 50,000 people are in rent arrears and face eviction and the figures will continue to increase. Privatisation of Probation Service to G4S / A4e / Serco, who have behaved criminally and ripped off tax payers, and are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. Also ...
This data investigation for outlines the scale of the task faced by the Lib Dems next year:
7 reasons the Green Party is becoming a major threat to the Lib Dems (Telegraph)
MT "7 mad policies proposed by the Lib Dems . 1. Compulsory socks with sandals
John Crace’s sketch: Lib Dems feel the air-brush of history breathing on them via
Lib Dems gather for party conference: Liberal Democrat supporters gather in Glasgow for the party's final autu...
Top Stories - October 3, 2014 Lib Dems gather for party conference The Lib Dems is the final gathering of the English conference season Liberal Democrat supporters are gathering in Glasgow for their final autumn conference before the General Election. Party leaders will seek to galvanise activists w…
Today "The Times" published an article on the success of the Green Party of England and Wales. Accordingly, demographic groups who once supported the Lib Dems are becoming more favourable to the Greens, who are building support in Liberal Democrat strongholds.
At a time when most are leaving, the events of the past week and the fact that Mr Epps told me to do so. I have rejoined the Liberal Democrats as of this morning.if they will have me. However, I will add only because I am sick to the hind teeth of this baloney and PR rubbish currently blighting MY PARTY - Its time to take our party back, time for a radical rethink, revolutionary politics. Tell it how it is and listen to what the public want. I do not believe the UK public are right wing reactionaries as it would appear. They are just sick of politician's being the same boring look alike- ex public school bully boys (and girls). I also want to know why a Liberal Democrat peer has got 20 grand to blow, during a main election period, asking a few questions of a small portion of society. When a good old fashioned, survey could do the same, in the pouring rain, on a Saturday afternoon, in any town, Good old fashioned Lib Dems with Sandals, yellow socks, a rosette, and a clipboard. Thank god he has left, no se ...
VIDEO: Oakeshott quits Lib Dems after poll: Lord Oakeshott, a senior peer, has quit the Liberal Democrat Party...
Lib Dem Peer Oakeshott Resigns Over Poll Leak The Liberal Democrat, Lord Oakeshott, has resigned after leaking a poll which undermined party leader Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says "appropriate action" will be taken after the leaking of a poll by peer Lord Oakeshott. Lord Oakeshott has resigned from the Liberal Democrats, saying he is sure the party is "heading for disaster" under Nick Clegg. His resignation came after Mr Clegg warned steps would be taken against him for leaking an ICM poll, which found the Lib Dems leader at risk of losing his seat at the General Election. Mr Clegg said it was "unacceptable" to find out a senior member of the party was seeking to undermine him and added that "appropriate steps will be taken" when Parliament returns. In a statement just over an hour after the Liberal Democrat leader made his threat at an event in London, Lord Oakeshott said: "I am today taking leave of absence from the House of Lords and resigning as a member of the Liberal Democrats. "I am sure the Party i ...
Well done to all involved and encouraged people to vote yesterday.Particular thanks to Ahmed Hassan Geedoow , Yusuf,Amiir Bari Siciid for mobilising the Somali community in Horfield And bishopston. Here is the results in Full The new make-up of Bristol City Council: Labour 31 Liberal Democrat 16 Conservative 15 Green 6 Independent 1 UKIP 1 Make-up of Bristol City Council before yesterday’s vote: Labour 27 Liberal Democrat 23 Conservative 14 Green 4 Independent 2 Highlights of the night UKIP has its first councillor in Bristol - they take Hengrove from the Lib Dems who finish third Former Lord Mayor Peter Main loses Lib Dem council seat to Labour - UKIP come second Conservatives gain Avonmouth from Labour
As Labour launches a new poster attacking Nick Clegg, the party's vice-chair accuses the Liberal Democrat leader of betraying his promises. “I agree with Nick”. Remember that? It feels a long time ago since anyone wanted to be associated with the Lib Dem Leader, but at the launch of the Lib Dems’ lo…
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VIDEO: Clegg urges Lib Dems to 'shout': Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has urged activists to shout "from ...
So many former Liberal Democrat voters planning to vote Labour in this coming local London and European Election in May its seems Nick Clegg is the biggest recruiter for Ed Miliband this time round. How times change. If you want to vote to support this Government actually vote Conservative be proud of it, if not vote Labour. I think statistically more Lib Dems will be voting Labout than for their own party.
LOCAL ELECTION NEWS: The following candidates will be standing in Hersham this year. Hersham North Crazy Dave (Official Monster Raving Loony) Peter Field (UK Independence Party (UKIP)) Irene Hamilton (Labour Party Candidate) Mary Sheldon (Local Conservatives) Hersham South Mark Gower (Labour Party Candidate) Ruth Mitchell (Local Conservatives) Andrew Sturgis (Liberal Democrat) There will be no Hersham Village Society candidates. The society is only in suspension and is re-grouping, we may be back next year. I would remind people that only two groups have worked in the community all year round this year, that is the HVS and the Tories. Labour, Lib Dems, Raving Loonies and UKIP have done nothing. They only turn up at election time.
Lib Dems launch Euro manifesto Nick Clegg promised to take the fight to UKIP as he launched the Liberal Democrat's European election manifesto today. Speaking in Colchester, Nick Clegg said: “Ukip and others have been allowed to peddle their myths unchallenged for decades, claiming that all of our problems would magically disappear if the UK just left the EU. But it’s a dangerous fantasy. It’s the surest way to jeopardise jobs, risk our fragile economic recovery, and it will leave Britain alone and diminished in the world. “Well the Liberal Democrats aren’t scared to speak up. We are Britain’s party of IN and we are standing up for staying in Europe – loudly, passionately and unequivocally – because that is how we keep this nation stronger, safer and richer too. “Anyone who agrees that we are better off IN – whether that’s businesses, the crime fighting agencies, progressive voters and people who care about the environment: make yourselves heard. If you are holding back, ask yourself ...
Lib Dems to take no action against councillor . THE Liberal Democrat group in Derby is to take no...
Eastleigh’s rival Liberal Democrat and Ukip parties have clashed over housing as campaigning for the local elections on 22 May gets underway. The Lib Dems
Ex minister: Lib Dems now pointless: A Liberal Democrat former minister has suggested that his party has becom...
Lev Eakins, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hove, on tuition fees, drug policy and what the Lib Dems stand for today.
Do you think this is true? Hackney Heroine: ‘Diane Abbott Hates My Guts’ 07/04/2014 05:13 PM OUTSPOKEN: Pauline Pearce A HACKNEY woman who rose to fame after she was filmed condemning the actions of those who took part in the 2011 London Riots has rejected an offer to join the Labour Party, insisting MP Diane Abbott “hates my guts”. Pauline Pearce, who was scooped up by the Liberal Democrat after the clip went viral, rejected MP David Lammy’s offer to join forces with the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP during a discussion on the BBC Daily Politics programme. “You’re in the wrong party,” David Lammy stated during the heated debate, claiming the Lib Dems were part of a government that “rejected the riots panel they set up and have done nothing. [They are] part of the unemployment [problem] in Hackney. “Join Diane Abbott in Hackney,” he urged. “Diane hates my guts,” outspoken Pearce hit back when Lammy suggested the move. Lammy, evidently shocked, leaned back in his seat and s ...
A new Broadland District Councillor has been elected for the Wroxham Ward. The by-election was held on Thursday 20 March 2014. Liberal Democrat candidate Alex Cassam was duly elected after receiving 482 votes. The full election result was as follows: Alex Cassam, Lib Dems, 482 Malcolm Kenneth Kemp, Labour, 63 David John Moreland, UKIP, 112 Fran Whymark, Conservative, 341 In total, 998 votes were cast, of which 310 were postal votes. Turnout was 25 per cent. yet another democratic demonstration against the NDR and the planned development in the North East Growth Triangle.
Clegg 'to lead Lib Dems until 2020' - Nick Clegg indicates he intends to remain Liberal Democrat leader until at ...
Clegg Forced To Quash Succession Rumours - Nick Clegg has been forced to spell out his intention to continue to lead the Lib Dems following reports senior MPs are positioning themselves as possible successors The Deputy Prime Minister will serve a full term as Liberal Democrat leader in the next p -
Net Immigration is yet again the topic of in-fighting between the Tories and the Liberal Democrat coalition. It appears that the Lib Dems are almost gleeful that the net immigration policy has failed.
Great quote from on why the Labour Party don't want to prop up the failed Lib Dems.
From the Huff Post and the Gurdian: CLEGG PLAYS FOOTSIE WITH LABOUR Nick Clegg has hinted at a possible post-election deal with Labour, in a move that will be seen as evidence of an attempt to thaw the Liberal Democrats' relationship with Ed Miliband. In an interview for a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast on Monday night, the Deputy Prime Minister praises Labour for embracing the possibility of sharing power while accusing David Cameron of being driven to the right by backbenchers... Reflecting on the role the Lib Dems would have in a possible Lib-Lab coalition, he said: 'There is just no doubt in my mind that if there were a Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition, we the Liberal Democrats would absolutely insist that government would not break the bank.' I would be more worried about his proven record for breaking his promises!!
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The Chancellor’s contribution this week to the independence debate was dramatic. What does it mean? And where do we go from here? What the Chancellor said was that there will be no currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. He said this on the basis of independent, expert and hard-headed analysis — all made public — prepared by HM Treasury and signed off by the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, no less (the civil servant who is leading the UK Government’s ongoing series of Scotland Analysis papers, about which I’ve written before). The Chancellor’s verdict — that it could not be said to be in the best interests of the rest of the UK to enter into a currency union with an independent Scotland — is not a narrowly partisan position adopted in the interests of the Conservatives. It is, on the contrary, a position with which the Liberal Democrat and Labour parties whole-heartedly agree. For the Lib Dems, Danny Alexander gave a statement agreeing with t ...
India-born millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics LONDON: The arrest of an India-born businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major Rolls-Royce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multi-millionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, well-known as major political donors to deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrat Party, were arrested and questioned for several hours on Wednesday before being bailed without conditions. A spokesperson for the duo said they "deny all wrongdoing and are cooperating fully with the investigation". Britain's coalition partners Lib Dems are now under the spotlight over their close links with Choudhrie, known to friends as Bunny. He has given the party over 500,000 pounds since 2010 and over 1 million pounds since 2004. The entrepreneur, who moved to the UK in 2002 and is now based at a 5-million pound apartment in London's posh Chelsea neighbourhood, had been on ...
A Liberal Democrat MP has said that he finds Maajid Nawaz’s recent actions unacceptable and an “insult to people of all religions.” Gordon Birtwistle MP, who represents the Burnley and Padiham constituency, said the Lib Dems should condemn Nawaz’s actions, de-select him and cancel his membership. Bi...
Lib Dem Danny Alexander has 'gone native' in the Treasury: Clegg forced to deny his lieutenant has been taken hostage by Tories Tory aide to George Osborne claims Treasury team 'gets on famously' Claims risks alarming Lib Dems who fear Mr Alexander is too right wing Nick Clegg insists Danny Alexander's heart is in the right place By MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR PUBLISHED: 16:17, 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:18, 11 February 2014 17 shares 39View comments Danny Alexander, the top Liberal Democrat at the Treasury, has ‘gone native’ and now gets on ‘famously well’ with the Tories, an aide to Chancellor George Osborne has claimed. Nick Clegg was forced to defend his close colleague, insisting his ‘heart is exactly where it should be.’ But privately many Lib Dems fear that Mr Alexander has grown rather too comfortable with the Conservatives. +3 Lib Dem Danny Alexander (left) faces accusations that he has got too close to Tory Chancellor George Osborne while working at the Treasury Tor ...
Rennard legal action threat. He shd check issues: "Lib Dems could & should have put him thro disciplinary procedure"
The Mess that is Scottish Labour This site often criticises the Liberal Democrat Party for its stance on the referendum and the way its MPs and MSPs conduct themselves. However the party is actually due some praise. Ming Campbell has been conducting a review of how the party should react to a NO vote. The outcome is that, as it always has been, that the Liberal Democrats believe the UK should become a Federal State. Something that this page would find attractive and a genuine alternative to Independence. Furthermore Ming Campbell has now been set the task to find common ground between the Lib Dems, Labour and the Tories so that they can form a united front and offer an alternative to Independence. So far so good for Better Together. But as always there is a fly in the ointment. The Labour Party. Just as the polls are closing and there is real momentum building up in the YES campaign the Labour Party chooses to self-destruct. It is widely rumoured that some Labour MSPs plan to vote YES in Septem ...
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: A timetable for “lasting permanent constitutional change” across the UK after the independence referendum will be set out by former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell, according to the Lib Dems.
Lib Dems will shun Sochi says Clegg: Liberal Democrat ministers will shun the Winter Olympics in Sochi i...
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard once said Liberal MP Cyril Smith - who had his own 'problems' with sexual harassment allegations including accusations of child ...
EU Election poll: Labour 32% (+2) UKIP 26% (-1) Conservatives 23% (-3) Lib Dems 9% (-2) Greens 6% (+2) others 4%. So, under these results, Labour would have 25 MEPs (+14) , the most the party has held since we had those stunning EU results in 1994 under Margaret Beckett. UKIP would finish just a hair's wisker behind on 25 MEPs (+12), the Tories would collapse and finish on just 8 MEP (-13) the Liberal Democrat collapse means that they might only gain just one MEP (-10) the Greens would also do well and gain a couple.
Received some seriously misleading progaganda through the letterbox today in the form of a Liberal Democrat promotional leaflet for Brecon & Radnorshire Constituency. Once again the Lib Dems have used a bar graph as a blatant visual lie. For each percentage point of the vote in the 2010 election the Lib Dems get 3.12mm, for the Conservatives 3.38mm (very generous), but hang on, for Labour, only 1.96mm making Labour's share of the vote appear much smaller than it actually was. Are politicians unable to tell the truth and do they take us all for nitwits?
Sheffield councillors’ interests under scrutiny - with union membership, links to MPs and free gifts revealed Up-to-date details of Sheffield councillors’ interests have been published and today The Star sheds some light on the vast array of documents. Details currently included on the register show building maintenance firm Kier, construction company Keepmoat and Capita, which collects council tax and administers benefits for the council, offered gifts to councillors. All three firms hold multi-million pound contracts with the council. Deputy Leader and cabinet member for housing Coun Harry Harpham was a guest of Kier at the Sheffield Business Awards dinner in 2012 and accepted an invitation to the 2013 Cue Ball – the traditional launch event for World Snooker – as a guest of Keepmoat. The Cue Ball invitation included overnight accommodation, although the event is held in Sheffield. Meanwhile, Liberal Democrat group leader Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, a member of the cabinet when the Lib Dems were in c ...
omments Education Minister Liz Truss: "On average free schools are doing better... academies improve performance more rapidly"Continue reading the main story Related Stories Schools rift 'not a crisis' - Clegg Gove urged to monitor free schools Labour backs parent-led schools Conservative education minister Elizabeth Truss has rejected Liberal Democrat calls for tighter controls on free schools in England. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the schools should employ only qualified teachers and adhere to the national curriculum. He said this was so parents could be sure their children were receiving a high standard of education. Mrs Truss said it was a "shame" some Lib Dems did not back free schools. She said the "whole point" of the schools "is they have these freedoms... that's what's helping them outperform maintained schools". "You shouldn't kill off the goose that's laid the golden egg," she said. Mrs Truss noted that independent schools "operate well" without being made to hire qualified teachers ...
Lib Dem Conference Highlights UK Coalition Tax Differences Recent comments by UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and policies approved by members of his Liberal Democrat Party, have highlighted differences within the Coalition Government over tax, while a private briefing note acquired by the media suggests that the party is pushing for greater taxation of those earning above GBP50,000. Speaking to the media and at the Liberal Democrat annual party conference, Clegg explained that the party had prevented the Conservatives from implementing an inheritance tax cut which he said would have benefited millionaires, and that the party was committed to "tax fairness." Conference delegates have endorsed a number of measures grouped together as a "Fairer Taxes" policy. These include raising the individual Income Tax threshold to match the minimum wage, which the Lib Dems say would mean raising the threshold from a planned GBP10,000 in 2014 to GBP12,300; a Mansion Tax on properties worth over GBP2m; aligning Capi ...
UK News: Lib Dems attack Tory policy on renewables Credit: Western Morning News | September 16, 2013 | www.thisiscornwall.co.uk ~~ The Liberal Democrats have declared war against “stone age” Conservatives over green power, arguing a Tory minister wants to “cull wind turbines faster than he can cull badgers”. Energy Secretary Ed Davey, a Liberal Democrat, yesterday launched a withering attack on Tory Environment Secretary Owen Paterson over “green retreats”. Mr Paterson has said wind farms are often “regarded as a complete scam”. Wind farms are a deeply contentious issue in rural Devon and Cornwall, with 100 large-scale turbines in the region causing outrage among local people. Speaking in his keynote address at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow, Mr Davey told delegates it was the Lib Dems who were countering Tory scepticism over climate change and renewable energy. He told delegates: “We have to be in Government. To fight for green advances. And fight off green retreats. Take .. ...
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Lib Dems have adopted Julian Huppert's plan to see motorists automatically liable for crashes with cyclists:
Lib Dems vote to accept nuclear power: Ed Davey , the Liberal Democrat energy secretary, urged his colleagues ...
Britain's Liberal Democrat Party wants to ban most cars by 2040. Their version of California's AB32...
UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage appeals to voters who are stuck in the past, claimed Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg today.
CANDIDATE NAMED Steve Churchman will be the Liberal Democrat candidate in the forthcoming Ynys Mon Assembly by-election. Steve who is already well known to Lib-Dem activists on Anglesey is a Gwynedd Councillor from Garn Dolbenmaen where he keeps the village Post Office and Store.
David Cameron challenges Nick Clegg over EU referendum - PM wants Clegg to fulfil Lib Dem manifesto commitment by supporting bill that would guarantee referendum on membershipDavid Cameron has challenged Nick Clegg to live up to a Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment by supporting a Tory private member's bill that would guarantee a referendum on Britain's EU membership.The Prime Minister was speaking in Islamabad a few hours before Danny Alexander, chief secretary to t...
Judith Bunting, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for Newbury and West Berkshire, has criticised the recent rise in school bus charges, and called on Tory-controlled West Berkshire Council to reconsider their position. Changes to price bands will "severely affect pupils living...
A little bit of politics: Over the decades I have justified my criticism of various governments by using phrases like "Don't blame me, I'm a Liberal Democrat". With the arrival of the coalition I can no longer say this as my party is responsible for propping up the predominately Conservative Party government. Instead I have criticised my party leader, and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, adding that "I didn't vote for him in the leadership election". However, the man I did vote for (and only other candidate), Chris Huhne, is now starting a jail sentence so where would we be if he had won the leadership election? Hopefully not in coalition with the tories, but it's not good is it? I have never been a fan of Nick Clegg and I do wonder sometimes why I am still a party member. OK, Nick Clegg, you have 2 years to the next General Election and to do something that will convince me that you are the right man for the job and to convince the voters not to dessert the Lib Dems. I am not at all confident that eith ...
In a previous post I made light of Chris Huhne and his ex-wife but in the article Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott says this "This is a personal and political tragedy. Chris was a dynamic, decisive, strategic minister - an object lesson to us all in how to fight as hard in office as in opposition for the environment, economic growth, Europe and essential liberties," he said. "It's a bitterly cold day for the future of radical, progressive politics in our country," No it's not, it's a crushing reminder that politicians aren't above the law. Lib Dems, go find some other progressive radical. If you can't, then maybe you shut up and admit you sold your soul with coalition agreement and you don't have anyone of any worth left. End of rant, soap box is creaking!!
Since the Council’s recent budget meeting, the shameful behaviour of Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians has continued. Today, I was in the St Austell office and spent time with a number of staff who were truly shell-shocked by the Coalition decision to slash budgets and cut jobs across the authority. But the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems Alex Folkes has had the audacity to spin the result of the vote in an offensive manner. Not only is he claiming that the Lib Dem / Tory budget “will actually boost jobs numbers, not cut them,” But he is also accusing other councillors of “scare-mongering about where the axe will fall.”
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg believes that his party's win in the Eastleigh by-election shows they are 'on track' for the 2015 General Election.
Very pleased to see that the new MP for Eastleigh has a pretty blonde wife. Perhaps at last we are going to have a Liberal Democrat who doesn't spend all his time trying to shag aspiring female candidates, *** Russian 'research assistants', rent boys or cheeky girls ...
Lord Rennard claims: Police to meet Lib Dem officials Liberal Democrat officials are to meet Metropolitan Police officers to discuss allegations made against the party's former chief executive Lord Rennard. The Met said it was working with the party to establish whether any criminal activity had taken place. A number of women have accused the peer of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Lord Rennard denies the allegations. The Lib Dems are carrying out their own investigations. Lord Rennard has told of his "shock" at the allegations. Nick Clegg said people needed to allow the police, and the two inquiries set up by the Lib Dems, to do their job, rather than "act as self-appointed detectives trying to piece together events". "In the meantime, I cannot and my party will not, provide a running commentary on every shred of speculation about events that happened many years ago." Election shadow The question of how to handle the claims against Lord Rennard will be considered not only by the party but by the Specia ...
On a freezing day in Westminster on December 2007, Lord Rennard held the future of the Liberal Democrat Party in his hands – and not for the first time. The peer, who was the party's chief executive, elections strategist and returning officer for the Lib Dem leadership contest, found himself with 1,...
Cathy Newman interviews Tim Fallon, president of the Liberal Democrat Party, over what the party is doing to investigate allegations of sexual impropriety against Lord Rennard.
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Great blog by Joint Public Issues Team on why Lib Dems need to show true colours on the
Time for the Lib Dems to show their true colours
Labour tonight selected author and satirist John O'Farrell as its candidate to fight the Eastleigh by-election. He is the last of the main party candidates to be picked for the contest on February 28, which was triggered when Liberal Democrat ex-Cabinet minister Chris Huhne resigned in disgrace.
Not even in my most Talisker induced moments of optimism do I think this page is suddenly going to cause the Liberal Democrats to back Independence, however what this page has shown in the early days of its life is that there are people that have voted Lib Dem in the past who favour Independence. Liberal Democrat member Andrew Page has blogged on the issue of Independence. The Vice Chair of YES East Renfrewshire is a former Lib Dem. But are there any high profile Lib Dems who might come out and openly back a YES vote in 2014? Now I think this is unlikely at the moment but the following are a few possible candidates. John Farquhar Munro (Former MSP) Publicly backed Salmond for First Minter in 2011, could he come out in favour of Independence? Mike Rumbles (Former MSP) in his 2005 Leadership bid he wanted greatly enhanced powers for the Scottish Parliament and in his 2009 Leadership bid backed the idea of an Independence referendum. Hugh O’Donnell (Former MSP) resigned from the Party in 2011 over the ...
A backbone buried in a car park has been confirmed as that of the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg. The spine has been missing since May 2010, its whereabouts unknown until this week.
Representatives of the Anglo-Jewish community have raised the question of MP David Ward’s string of comments about Jews during a meeting with Liberal Democrat chief whip Alastair Carmichael.
Liberal Democrat cabinet ministers are privately pressing the Chancellor to speed up job-creating building projects in his March Budget.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg told the Royal Commonwealth Society that embracing centralist politics is the only way to build a stronger economy in a fairer society. Here's his speech...
Editorial: The party in the country spoke loud and clear at the Liberal Democrat conference in September, resolving that justice in the dark is no justice at all
Here's a riddle for all you puzzle fans out there. "When is a Liberal Democrat not a Liberal Democrat"? Answer: When he's a member of "Focus Team". ... There was a by-election in Wallsend, North Tyneside on November 15th to fill a vacancy on North Tyneside Council occasioned by the resignation, for family reasons, of the Labour member who'd ousted a long-standing Lib Dem last year. Well, there was a Labour Candidate, a Conservative Candidate, a Green Candidate - but no Lib Dem. Instead, the fourth candidate was from something called "Focus Team" - although his name was strangely familiar ... And guess what ... So a victory for the Focus Team! Except that, later that week, on the Lib Dems' Local Government website: Ok, it's not exactly electoral fraud but it is a bit ... sad, isn't it? Credit is due, I guess, to the Tories for being honest enough to fly their own colours in what isn't exactly friendly territory for them - but I couldn't help wondering whether, if David Cameron does as badly in 2015 as all ...
We've always known what Lib Dems say / think / do are v diff things but to hide allegiances & stand as an Independent?! A new low even for them! As for this in the Guardian: 'Roddick was publicly endorsed during the campaign by Kirsty Williams, the Liberal Democrat leader in Wales, who said that the party was not putting up candidates but that she was backing him "because, as an independent candidate, he is free from party political pressure." Reads quite differently when you discover HE IS A F-ING Lib Dem!! Disgusting anti-democratic behaviour
Britain should pull its troops out from Afghanistan as quickly as decently possible, former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown says.
Liberal Democrat Party delegates voted overwhelmingly in favour of MP Danny Alexander’s motion at their annual conference in Brighton.
Nick Clegg will urge his party to stick with the coalition and insist the government is on a path to prosperity, as he addresses the Liberal Democrat conference today.
Liberal Democrat conferance Report , Brighton 22/23 sept A useful time was spent at the Lib Dem conference in Brighton for just the saturday and sunday. I tried to get behind the politicians and view the nuclear industry from their perspective. As Napoleon said...'first know your enemy' (he also said ..'never interupt your enemy when he is making a mistake'. The politicians are driven by climate change and keeping to international CO2 targets, Nuclear offers large scale constant electricity supply which is available now, (they think). They are also very concerned to not be responsible for the 'lights going out'. Whether something is good value or not is neither here nor there. It seems. Nuclear appears to them to be a low carbon option and so definitely part of the scheme of things. Safety, waste handling, cost, pollution are all way down the list and would be considered parameters that the industry itself needs to address. Renewables offer similar prize but the lack of constancy of supply is a big featu ...
More than a half of Liberal Democrat supporters are dissatisfied with their leader's record, reveals a new poll.
Nick Clegg has been warned by Liberal Democrat activists that he must not allow George Osborne to impose more welfare cuts in return for securing the party's long-cherished goal of a wealth tax.
Lib Dems select police candidate: A former Liberal Democrat leader of Cheltenham Borough Council bids to become ...
A Liberal Democrat government would undertake a large-scale house building programme as part of a series of radical new housing policies to be tabled at the party conference next month.
Liberal Democrat activists are to urge Nick Clegg to "divorce" their coalition partners in revenge for Tory backbenchers forcing him to ditch flagship plans for Lords reform.
The Tories "must deliver" on the coalition agreement, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Simon Hughes warns, after plans for Lords reform were abandoned.
Will be tearing up my brand new Liberal Democrat membership if .doesn't keep to his word. That's why I joined the Lib Dems!
Liberal Democrat MP for Bath Don Foster has co-signed a letter with backbench Liberal Democrat colleagues welcoming the DPM Nick Clegg’s reassurance that there will not be regional pay-bargaining in the public sector.
The Independent shared the following link and had this to say about it: Lib Dems threaten revolt unless Government does U-turn plans which could reduce state benefits paid to thousands of blind people have sparked a revolt by Liberal Democrat MPs in the latest sign of tension inside the Coalition over cuts.
Britain’s Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition laid out its legislative programme for the year in the Queen’s speech to parliament on Wednesday.
is kicking out within the Liberal Democrat's grass roots. I've also eyed up a few Lib Dems such as Lembit Öpik saying that they want to have Clegg removed. However, I don't see the coalition breaking up any time soon, but I don't see a fixed term parliament bill being rushed through any time soon, neither. Especially not a five year one.
Lib Dems leader has reservations about Carlisle United ground move: Liberal Democrat front man Trevor A...
Could Nick Clegg present his opponents with their "Portillo moment" in 2015? Few would normally place a bet on the ousting of an MP sitting on a 15,284 majority, but Mr Clegg's old constituency faces being scrapped and, if many of his former voters are like the long-time Liberal Democrat voter Cathe...
The Lib Dems are the Main Opposition in Tunbridge Wells Liberal Democrat councillors across the country are working to protect the services that people value most. While everyone maybe talking about value for money, it is the Liberal Democrats who have the record. Our priorities are clear. In diff...
KIRSTY WALKER on how senior Liberal Democrat MPs have escalated their controversial campaign to force the Government into decriminalising drugs.
Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron vows the party would "kill" proposals for increased monitoring of emails and internet use if they were not watered down.
Tories' reaction to riots 'bonkers', say Liberal Democrat MPs: Comments from Lib Dems reveal deep concerns over ...
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