Jonny Oates has been a local councillor (in Kingston-upon-Thames), deputy council group leader, Liberal Democrat general election agent, Special Advisor to Nick Clegg and Liberal Democrat peer.


Dick Newby to chair Lib Dem manifesto group as party consults members

An email from Tim Farron to party members brings the news that Lib Dem peer Dick Newby is to chair the party’s newly formed Manifesto Group. … Read the full post »


Who is who behind the scenes in the coalition?

Today’s Guardian has a pretty decent go at covering who the key advisers are, on both the Liberal Democrat and Conservative side, how they are working together, who talks to who and so on. The piece has been praised by others today, but I only say “pretty decent” because it doesn’t mention Alison Suttie. Talking … Read the full post »