Following the decision of long-standing Federal Conference Committee Chair Andrew Wiseman to stand down, Geoff Payne has been elected as his successor. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring Liberal Democrat activist, Federal Conference Committee (FCC) member and lawyer, Geoff Payne. He served as both Vice Chair and then subsequent Chair of the FCC until 2021.
Not to be confused with the Hackney Liberal Democrat activist of the same name.
Liberal Democrat Newswire #95 came out at the weekend, taking a look at how the Liberal Democrats performed in last week’s local elections. You can now read it in full below, but if you’d like the convenience of getting it direct by email in future just sign up for it here. A warm welcome to … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #93 looks at the Liberal Democrat prospects in the general election. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #90 came out last week, looking in particular at the latest talk, and even some action, about political realignment and deals between or across parties. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #89 came out last week, including possible answers to the puzzle of why the Lib Dems are doing well in Leave areas, a look at the way campaigning is changing in the Liberal Democrats and new opportunities for members to help make party policy. You can now read it in full below, but if … Read the full post »
The results of the Liberal Democrat federal committee elections are now in, and super-thanks to everyone who voted for me, electing me successfully to the Federal Board. … Read the full post »
On Saturday, the English Council voted to abandon the ban on new members voting in party selection contests. The controversial ban had been suspended temporarily in the face of the huge surge of new members since the May 2015 general election. But only temporarily – until yesterday. … Read the full post »
Surging membership and regular council by-election victories have not translated into gains in the national opinion polls for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Tim Farron wants to fight for a tolerant country, but how can the argument be won over immigration? … Read the full post »
Almost completely lost in all the other political news was the Liberal Democrat result in the Tooting Parliamentary by-election held on 16 June. Perhaps thankfully so given that even though the party lost its deposit in May 2015, in the by-election the Lib Dem vote share fell yet further: down 1.4% to 2.6%. … Read the full post »