“You don’t strengthen our democracy by making it harder for people to vote” – Alistair Carmichael. … Read the full post »
Read about former Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge 2005-2010 and Electoral Commissioner David Howarth. He was also appointed a professor at Cambridge University.
I wrote a pamphlet with him in 2015 on how to rebuild the Liberal Democrats.
There is lots of interest tucked into just this one graph from No Turning Back: The 2019 General Election and the UK’s new electoral geography from the centre-right thinktank, Onward. … Read the full post »
China’s changing foreign policy, tackling populism, the role for the Liberal Democrats: my guest David Howarth and I ranged widely over the political landscape in the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts. … Read the full post »
A fair society is one that can best protect and nourish us in the face of the challenges of the age, immediate ones such as coronavirus, long-term ones such as climate change, and endemic ones such as social injustice. … Read the full post »
An impressive panel of 15 people is investigating the lessons from the general and European elections for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Two of the best pieces of coverage of the Liberal Democrat leadership contest came from opposite ends of the party’s internal political spectrum. … Read the full post »
The basis of sustained significant success, whether in politics, sport, commerce or civil society, is a core of loyal, regular support. … Read the full post »
It’s gratifying to see how massively party opinion has shifted on the idea of a supporter scheme even just this year – from at best disinterest and not infrequently opposition through to now being the bit that such a big majority now says they support in Vince Cable’s reform package. … Read the full post »
A new episode of Polling Matters, with Paula Surridge, takes a look at the values driving British politics – and hence the political space for the Liberal Democrats to recover. … Read the full post »
At the heart of the strategy which David Howarth and I sketched out for the party in 2015, is a two-fold argument bolstered by the evidence in our pamphlet… … Read the full post »