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.


Lib Dem peers defeat Conservatives in vote to protect EU citizens’ rights

The Liberal Democrats defeated the Government on a vote in the House of Lords to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. … 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 »