There are four new Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Private Secretaries following the reshuffle… … 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).
This week the Liberal Democrats have had a close escape. Diana Wallis’s sudden resignation as an MEP highlight flaws in the party’s rules for picking a successor. Those rules aren’t new, but many people (myself included) have not paid that much attention to them in the past. It was only the circumstances of a resignation … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #13 carries news of an odd silence from Labour along with the latest on Lib Dem – Tory clashes within the coalition government. … Read the full post »
Gordon Birtwistle, MP for Burnley and PPS to Danny Alexander, is the latest Liberal Democrat MP to join Twitter. … Read the full post »
Back for its third year is my conference fringe meeting league table, showing how many fringes each Lib Dem MP will be speaking at during the forthcoming federal autumn conference. … Read the full post »
On the NHS Bill four Liberal Democrat MPs rebelled: Andrew George, Julian Huppert, Greg Mulholland and Adrian Sanders. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #3 is out: what Eric Pickles got right, how Labour was going to cut more, our freedoms extended, conference previewed and more. … Read the full post »
The appointments of various Liberal Democrat MPs to be PPS (Parliamentary Private Secretaries) to ministers have been rather low-profile. So in case you have missed any, here is the complete list. … Read the full post »
Using the official information on which MP is attending which fringe meeting, this is how the autumn 2010 Liberal Democrat conference league table looks. … Read the full post »
The following list of MPs backing different Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader candidates only lists those who have declared their support in public so far. … Read the full post »