Lawyer and human rights expert Anthony Lester became a Liberal Democrat life peer, serving in the House of Lords, in 1993. He resigned from the Lords in 2018, facing suspension from the Lords over a sexual harassment case. He died in 2020.


Cross-party cooperation: lessons from Paddy Ashdown’s tenure as Lib Dem leader

How Paddy Ashdown tried to make cross-party cooperation work during his time as Liberal Democrat leader – and the lessons for contemporary politics. … Read the full post »


Libel law reform proposed by Lib Dem Lord Lester

The Press Gazette reports:
Human rights barrister Lord Lester has drawn up a defamation reform bill which he says has cross-party support and would be available to whoever wins next year’s general election.
According to the Sunday Times, the Lib Dem peer’s “moderate” bill would tackle the issues of libel tourism and the huge costs to publishers … Read the full post »