Read about Community Politics, the political creed which powered the old Liberal Party for many years.


Learning the lessons from last week #4: The Lib Dem local government base matters

The Liberal Democrat councillor base matters because it is the heart of the party’s fabled grassroots campaigning machine. … Read the full post »


The new pothole in my life

Hello Partington Close. Following the Stroud Green Road saga and the successful efforts to dethrone Beaumont Rise, you are now the pothole of my life. After months of chasing about the huge pothole on Partington Close, it’s first secured a line of paint around it and now – a plastic cover too. Progress, of a … Read the full post »


Using community politics to build a liberal society

UPDATE: The full version of my chapter from Reinventing the State is now online here. That was the title of my chapter in “Reinventing the State”. The first edition has sold out, so it’s just been republished, with a new foreword (available from Amazon here). Amongst more famous contributors are both Nick Clegg and Chris … Read the full post »