Four Burnley Liberal Democrat councillors have quit the party and will stand as independents on Burnley Borough Council, citing Europe as a reason. … Read the full post »
Gordon Birtwistle, who worked his way up from being an engineering apprentice to company director, was the Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley 2010-2015.
He was also Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Danny Alexander for part of the Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition (2010-12).
Very welcome news from Vince Cable: with a snap general election, he’s standing for Parliament again in his former Twickenham constituency. … Read the full post »
A batch of candidates have now been selected in seats formerly held by the party as part of the Liberal Democrat preparations for a possible 2016 general election. … Read the full post »
See the latest running tallies of which (ex) MPs are backing which candidate in the Liberal Democrat leadership race. … Read the full post »
Basically, if you’re in Glasgow and Norman Lamb isn’t in the room, the chances are you’ve got to the wrong venue by mistake. … Read the full post »
Hats off to The House Magazine for the best pun of the Liberal Democrat Deputy Leadership contest. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #43 looks at whether or not there will be a Lib Dem leadership election this year. … Read the full post »
Back for its fifth year is my conference fringe meeting league table, showing how many fringes each MP will be speaking at. As ever, this is based on the information from the official listings. Vince Cable easily wins not only top spot in the league table but also the coveted Simon Hughes Memorial Prize for Multiple Simultaneous … Read the full post »
Paul Burstow has been elected chair of the Parliamentary Party, succeeding Lorely Burt who in the reshuffle became PPS to Danny Alexander. … Read the full post »
Back for its fourth year is my Liberal Democrat conference fringe meeting league table, showing how many fringes each MP will be speaking at. … Read the full post »