Shortly after the Conservative Party won its fourth general election in a row in 1992, a symposium met to consider the question of whether Britain – formerly a country with regularly rotating government between the two main parties – was turning into a political version of Japan. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the work of political scientists and exit poll expert, Professor John Curtice.
Liberal Democrat Newswire #73 came out last week, featuring what seven focus groups reveal about why the Liberal Democrats did so badly in May, lessons from Canada for the Liberal Democrats and more. … Read the full post »
If you’re a reader of this site and are coming to the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow, do grab me and say hi. It’s always interesting to meet readers of this blog or of my Liberal Democrat Newswire monthly newsletter so even if we’ve never met, do wave hello! … Read the full post »
This year, 2013, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Liberal Democrats. From near-annihilation to entry into government, the years since 1988 have been a roller-coaster ride for the party. … Read the full post »
It has become a Liberal Democrat History Group tradition at the first Liberal Democrat conference after each general election to hold a fringe meeting looking back on the results. … Read the full post »
John Curtice had a useful piece in The Independent. The Nottingham election blog adds more insight with its piece. And then there’s my ten point guide plus a shorter related piece in the Guardian. Let me know if you’ve spotted any others and I’ll update this list.
Once bad economic news has broken your reputation, economic recovery is not sufficient to put it back together again – as the Conservatives found out in 1997. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrat History Group meeting at Bournemouth conference, supported by The Guardian, looked at hung Parliaments and lessons from the past for the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Running rather against the modern trend of reorganising events to suit the media, this autumn’s Liberal Democrat conference is starting and finishing a day earlier. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrats, edited by Don Maciver, is the first major book-length study of the Liberal Democrats, comprising eleven chapters written by a group of experts. … Read the full post »