Hope to see many readers at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton. I’ll be the one wandering past with a BlackBerry, or you can find me… … Read the full post »
Read about former Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge 2005-2010 and Electoral Commissioner David Howarth.
I wrote a pamphlet with him in 2015 on how to rebuild the Liberal Democrats.
For this edition of Liberal Democrat Newswire I’m focusing on how a key part of the party’s recovery should be a good registered supporters scheme – and tell you about the mostly secret registered supporters scheme the party created by accident and currently runs. … Read the full post »
As Stephen Bush has pointed out in the New Statesman, the bungling efforts of the Conservative Party to fire up a culture war in the UK don’t necessarily mean the underlying strategy is a bad one. … Read the full post »
For the Liberal Democrats and its predecessors the party’s strategy for success at general elections was based on the accumulation of random chance through hard work. That isn’t a sure footing for future success. … Read the full post »
A simple challenge for fellow Liberal Democrats: stand a record number of candidates at the next local elections in your area. … Read the full post »
“Only the Liberal Democrats have the ideas, the experience and the commitment to transform the fortunes of our country. An exit from Brexit. A grown-up approach to the economy. And bold ideas to strengthen our society through the 21st century.” – Vince Cable … Read the full post »
What to do about tuition fees? For the Liberal Democrats, there are two frequent political mistakes made when trying to answer that question. … Read the full post »
We are a political party which seeks to win elections. We are also a political movement which seeks to change society. We both need to win elections and to mobilise a grassroots popular movement in support of our vision for society. … Read the full post »
There will be more and better analysis as the evidence gets digested, but here are three initial thoughts on lessons from Donald Trump’s surprise victory. … Read the full post »
“A more starkly liberal personality, deftly conveyed through relevant issues and particularly the ongoing battles over Brexit, offers the Lib Dems a way … out of the political wilderness” – The Economist … Read the full post »