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Read about the Lewisham East by-election, 2012, caused by the resignation of Labour MP Heidi Alexander to take up a post with the Mayor of London.

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Erotic spasms, the role of moderation and how to win: Vince Cable’s conference speech

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 »

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A double dose of by-election campaigning (sort of)

A double dose of “by-election” campaigning today. First up with the Southwark team, where the brilliant Humaira Ali, William Houngbo and Damian O’Brien face a delayed election (yes, technically not a by-election, fellow election law enthusiasts) due to the sad death of a candidate during the scheduled election. … Read the full post »