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 »
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.
Not to be confused with the Hackney Liberal Democrat activist of the same name.
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 »
From Geoff Payne’s latest excellent Federal Conference Committee (FCC) report comes information on what will be debated at the party’s conference in Brighton. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #81 looks at the latest switch arounds in the Liberal Democrat message, an inside account of getting on the Lib Dem approved candidates list, the background to the election expenses scandal and more. … Read the full post »
Read Liberal Democrat Newswire #80’s post-mortem on the 2016 elections. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #79 came out last week, taking a look at the Liberal Democrat strategy for the May council elections, what happened to the grassroots Lib Dem campaign machine in 2015, data which shows the Lib Dems are the most unpredictable party, and more. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #77 came out earlier this week, with new data on the party’s selections for the 2015 general election and a look at which incumbency didn’t save more Lib Dem MPs in 2015. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #76 came out last week, including the latest evidence on what really works in political campaigning. … Read the full post »