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Read about Liberal Democrat activist Alex Foster who has been a key member of the Liberal Democrat Voice team.

History

Forgotten liberal heroes: hear my choice

A few years back, I was one of the speakers selecting a forgotten liberal hero for an event at the National Liberal Club. Here is my choice… … Read the full post »

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Political

My seven favourite tweets of 2011

RT @markpack: “BBC News – Tory MP sorry after novelty tie breaks into speech – http://bbc.in/fHr6Be” A case of So, La Tie D’oh! — Andrew Lucas (@bythewatersedge) January 19, 2011     Simon Hughes was actually elected in 1978 – but didn’t take office until the 80’s #slfconf #terminallylate — Martin Shapland (@MShapland) June 18, … Read the full post »

History

How do the government’s political reforms measure up to the Great Reform Act?

Earlier this year I spoke in the National Liberal Club alongside the History of Parliament Trust’s Philip Salmon (and author of a very good book) about the historical context for the Coalition Government’s political reform program. Soon after becoming Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg promised “the most significant programmes of reform by a British government … Read the full post »