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A bit of party news today with various posts being filled. Paul Burstow has been elected chair of the Parliamentary Party, succeeding Lorely Burt who in the reshuffle became PPS to Danny Alexander. Meanwhile there have also been changes at both the Commons and Lords end to the Co-Chairs of various Liberal Democrat Party Parliamentary [...]
There are four new Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Private Secretaries following the reshuffle: Nick Clegg – Duncan Hames (and due to be Federal Policy Committee chair) – succeeds Jo Swinson who is now a minister Danny Alexander – Lorely Burt (hooray) – succeeds Gordon Birtwistle Ed Davey – Stephen Gilbert – succeeds Duncan Hames who is [...]
Alongside the sorting out of new PPS appointments following the ministerial changes, there’s been one surprise addition – the inclusion of a new Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister to take over from Lynne Featherstone because the new Lib Dem Home Office minister, Jeremy Browne, did not take over Lynne’s equalities brief when she moved over to [...]
Yesterday the MP for Solihull and the first female Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party, Lorely Burt, joined Twitter. This brings to 37 the number of Liberal Democrat MPs now on Twitter. She is @LorelyBurt and you can follow all the Lib Dem MPs on Twitter via this list.
Five scenarios for your delectation: The Lib Dem night of the long beards The drastic, dramatic and painful option. Clegg says the Liberal Democrats need David Laws’s expertise and media savvy at the heart of economic decision making, restoring him to Chief Secretary to the Treasury and expressing tearful regret that Danny Alexander is off [...]
Chris Fox, the party’s interim Chief Executive, has been appointed to the post permanently whilst Lorely Burt, chair of the Parliamentary Party (in the Commons) has been re-elected unopposed. Best of luck to them both.
So far, the Deputy Leadership election looks to be shaping up as a contest between Tim Farron and Simon Hughes. Tim is the one public candidate so far and there’s plenty of chatter about other possible candidates. In particular, there is an impetus from some quarters for a female candidate to balance out the all-male [...]