At the time, both inside the Liberal Democrats and outside the party, the 2001 general election appeared to be a good result. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2001 general election in which the Labour government led by Tony Blair easily won re-election with its second landslide victory in a row.
The Conservatives were led by William Hague and the Liberal Democrats by Charles Kennedy. William Hague resigned as party leader after the election but Charles Kennedy went on to lead the Liberal Democrats at the next contest, in 2005.
It’s worth taking a look again at the front pages of the Liberal Democrat manifestos from the two elections prior to Nick Clegg becoming leader – 2001 and 2005. … Read the full post »
Perhaps the most notable Internet innovation during the 2001 general election was the ability to punch the Deputy Prime Minister from the safety of your armchair. … Read the full post »
Becky Harvey was one of the online pioneers in the Liberal Democrats, playing a key role in the creation of a role at party headquarters dealing with the internet. … Read the full post »