Read my posts featuring author, former Liberal Democrat councillor in Kingston upon Thames and blogger, Mary Reid.


New canvassing tip for Liberal Democrats

You’re on the doorstep. You’re asked someone which party they’re going to support and don’t get an answer. You’ve tried all the usual who did you vote for last time / is there any party you’d never vote for questions without joy. What do you try next? Ask them if the like Isaac Asmiov.* Why? … Read the full post »


We need a few more, but not too many, Steve Webbs

At last weekend’s Social Liberal Forum conference, two common viewpoints amongst attendees were apparent. First, widespread unease at many of the changes being made to the welfare system. Second, the popularity of Steve Webb and the work he is doing to the very same welfare system. That contrast between those two viewpoints, concurrently held by … Read the full post »