Nick Robinson has reported: I’m told that Labour has asked the two other big parties to sign a joint letter to broadcasters criticising them for covering the debates and the polls too much and claiming that the news bulletins had “failed to deliver the usual specialist examination of specific policy areas”. The Lib Dems and the [...]
From today’s YouGov poll in the Sunday Times (one of the questions which I don’t think was reported in the paper, though I’ve not seen a hard copy): The other parties have been targeting Liberal Democrat policies in recent days. What is your view of this? It shows the parties are doing their job – the Liberal [...]
In the past if you read something in a newspaper that you disagreed with, that was pretty much it. A very small number of people were moved to write to the paper and a few very rarely moved to stop buying it. But it was essentially a personal, private matter – grumble a bit, mention […]
Welcome news from the Electoral Commission who have agreed to make their reports of donations to parties clearer following widespread media misreporting.
Four blogs have recently joined Ryan’s Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator: Ben Rathe - http://benrathe.squarespace.com/ Jason Kay - http://jaekaygoesforth.blogspot.com/ John Bridgen - http://www.johnbrigden.co.uk/blog/ Paul Edie - http://pauledie.blogspot.com/ Good luck to all the new bloggers, and why not take a moment to pop over to their blogs, take a read and post a comment? Whether you are a new or experience blogger yourself, you may also find [...]
Stuck in the wrong place due to the air travel disruptions? There is still time to apply for a proxy vote as the Electoral Commission explains: Voting by proxy means appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf. To apply, go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and print off the application form, sign it and send it back to [...]
The Evening Courier reports that, "A convicted fraudster has once again been questioned by police over illegal voting claims. David Ginley, who is hoping to be re-elected for the Conservatives in the Warley ward in next month's Calderdale Council elections, has been arrested by police on suspicion of election fraud."
Iain Dale quite rightly has queried why the prospect of Labour finishing third in the popular share of the vote isn’t a big story being talked about in the media. But actually Iain is too kind to Labour. Because the voting abyss Labour is teetering on the edge of is more than simply coming third. More than [...]
Posters matter in election campaigns, because they show people that a party has plenty of support. Knowing that a party has lots of support in turn encourages other people to vote for that party. So last Sunday’s Daily View was a poster special with one you can print off and put in your window. Today it’s [...]
Adam Bienkov has the story which involves, surprise, Conservative London Assembly member Brian Coleman: Boris Johnson’s fire chief was questioned by police this week after a woman accused him of a threatening and “intimidating” phone call. Independent candidate Linda Edwards, who runs a charity linked to Barnet council claims Brian Coleman warned it would: “suffer after the election” because of her [...]