Complete with the trailed reference to an erotic spasm (not a plug for his recent novel but rather a reference to the pleasure some got from voting Leave), changed to “exotic” when delivered, Vince Cable gave his autumn conference speech – perhaps his last such as party leader – today. … Read the full post »
Read about Liberal Democrat MP and former government minister Jo Swinson. She was a Member of Parliament from 2005 to 2015, serving in the coalition government, lost her seat in 2015 and then won it back in 2017. Later that year she became Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
She is the author of Equal Power and how you can make it happen, published in 2018.
What is becoming a pattern of complaints about the expenses of Scottish Liberal Democrats being followed by the police finding nothing wrong is in the news again with the clearing of Jo Swinson. … Read the full post »
What comes after Saturday at Lib Dem conference? Sunday, of course. Which was also the day I got to meet Ian Kearns, who gave a barnstormer of a speech about leaving Labour. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Jo Swinson made two powerful interventions in Parliament today. One was a speech. The other required no words, but did require the presence of someone else. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #116 came out last week, taking a detailed look at the proposals for party reform set out by Vince Cable – and including the way in which members can have their say before final decisions are taken. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #115 came out last week, taking a look amongst other things at the background to the new Liberal Democrat slogan. … Read the full post »
Here’s the new film from the Liberal Democrats, featuring Deputy Leader Jo Swinson talking about the new bill she has tabled in Parliament to improve arrangements for shared parental leave. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #114 came out last week with a range of contributions from guests on topics as varied as Love Island, Jo Grimond and international trade. … Read the full post »
A further twist to the controversial vote on Europe this week: it turns out that although Jo Swinson was, very reasonably, on maternity leave and paired, the Conservative she was paired with broke the pair and voted. … Read the full post »
With a close and controversial vote on Europe last night in the House of Commons, the absence of three Liberal Democrat MPs have raised more eyebrows than a complete back catalogue of Roger Moore appearances. … Read the full post »