Matthew Oakeshott became a Liberal Democrat peer in 2000 but resigned from the party in 2014 after his involvement in a failed plot to oust party leader Nick Clegg became public.


Ex-Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott splits £610,000 between Labour, LibDems and Greens

Former Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (he of the controversial constituency polls and bodged anti-Clegg coup attempt) has given £300,000 to 30 Labour Parliamentary candidates up against Tories or Ukip, £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to the Green MP Caroline Lucas. … Read the full post »