Since the general election, the Liberal Democrat team in the House of Lords has become rather more important. … Read the full post »
Read about the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Archy Kirkwood.
Given how much of the Liberal Democrat efforts have been directed at getting the benefits cap modified, it is rather odd that… … Read the full post »
Fourteen Liberal Democrat peers, including the former party Chief Whip Archy Kirkwood and the former interim Chief Executive Ben Stoneham, joined a successful rebellion in the House of Lords today. The vote, on part of the Welfare Reform Bill, was over the proposal to cut housing benefit payments from people who have spare bedrooms in … Read the full post »
The newly published seventh edition of Chris Cook’s A Short History of the Liberal Party, this time covering events up to 2010, is much like the previous editions. That is, unfortunately, a case of damning with faint praise. … Read the full post »
There’s been a small reshuffle of the Liberal Democrat team in the House of Lords. The most notable change is Chris Rennard joining the front bench teams for Constitutional Affairs and for Communities & Local Government. … Read the full post »