Highlights from this category
- The real political battle isn’t Conservative vs Labour or Cameron vs Miliband 11 Feb
- Councillor Camp: 10 questions to see if your council gets digital 12 Jan
- Sign up for a free 10-week Campaign Masterclass 14 Dec
- Get Lib Dem campaign buttons for your website 29 Oct
- Five of the most common mistakes that Lib Dem campaigners make 23 May
- What have the Liberal Democrats achieved in government? 7 Mar
- The politics of windmills 30 Nov
- A lesson from history in tackling terrorism 25 Nov
A newly-elected UKIP councillor, at the centre of an investigation into a forged electoral nomination paper, has said he has not "done anything wrong".
The Independent reports: Sending a criminal to prison costs more than sending a child to Eton and “we need a better return on our investment” Nick Clegg will say tomorrow. Announcing an extra £7million of Government money to help the rehabilitation of offenders the Deputy Prime Minister will warn that successive Governments have been tough [...]
From the Sunday Mirror: Ukip’s Chris Pain, leader of the opposition at Lincs Council and the party’s East Midlands regional chairman, wrote: “Have you noticed that if you rearrange the letters in ‘illegal immigrants’, and add just a few more letters, it spells, ‘Go home you free-loading, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, baby-making, non-English-speaking ********* and take those [...]
More comedy genius from Australia’s Clarke and Dawe: Also on YouTube.
From today’s polling: Public supports same-sex marriage; The public thinks more positively of David Cameron because of his support for it; and Of those who say it will be an important issue in deciding how they vote at the next general election, those who say they will be more likely to support a party that [...]
Liverpool City Council has hired a consultant spin doctor who charges local authorities up to £1,000 a day for his services.
I first started doing online political campaigning before the first tweet about breakfast was sent, before the first Facebook status update about reality TV was posted and before the first cute cat appeared on YouTube. All through that time questions along the lines of, “But is it worth it?”, “Can you win elections by using the [...]
Opinion: Adonis’s complaint – Ashdown was not mind-numbingly stupid with the memory span of a goldfish
Andrew Adonis’s account of the days after the public voted in a hung Parliament in 2010 have already received a rightful savaging by Andrew Stunell. Given that we already know the Mandelson/Balls preparation for coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats was a quick cup of tea, you might think that not even Andrew Adonis’s account [...]
Four Conservative councillors dramatically resigned from their group at a Merton Council meeting over claims of "backstabbing and duplicity" in the party.
Traditionally, outside commentators (whether from the media or other parties) have often been quite sniffy about the Liberal Democrat internal democratic procedures and things like having party conference vote to decide party policy. The latest convulsions in the Conservative Party over Europe compare to the overall pretty disciplined ‘we made a deal, so we will [...]