A shorter gap than usual between editions as we’ve got a bumper set of election results to pour over and learn lessons from. With plenty of celebrations along the way. … Read the full post »
Read about Nick Clegg, Member of Parliament 2005-17, leader of the Liberal Democrats 2007-15 and Deputy Prime Minister 2010-15.
After serving as a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament, Clegg was elected as Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam in 2005. He succeeded Richard Allan, who had first gained the seat for the party in 1997.
Nick Clegg then held this seat until being defeated in the 2017 general election. Following that defeat, he retired from British politics.
He wrote about his experiences in office in his book, Politics – The Art of the Possible in an Age of Unreason.
Many attempts at reforming the House of Lords have been made. Many attempts have failed. So what can would-be reformers learn from the failures of their predecessors to achieve more? … Read the full post »
There is one thing the government got right on Friday – which is that the way things are going in our country, something radical needs to change. … Read the full post »
In an interview with The New European, Ed Davey has talked about his carers campaign and why it’s so important:. … Read the full post »
There was a weird role reversal at the heart of the Liberal Democrat decisions over tuition fees in 2010, as Chris Butler’s academic research reveals. … Read the full post »
More usually known as H.A.L. Fisher, Herbert Fisher was the doubly rare combination of an academic who successfully took his expertise to a mass public audience and a thinker who successfully implemented his ideas as a politician. … Read the full post »
During the Lib Dem leadership contest hustings, Ed Davey had a crowd-pleasing line about how the Conservative members were electing the next Prime Minister, but… … Read the full post »
Now the wonderful results are all in, and with Vince Cable expected to stand down as Liberal Democrat leader very shortly… … Read the full post »
After a stint of local election campaigning today, I’ll be covering the Liberal Democrat local election results in the next edition of Liberal Democrat Newswire. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #118 has the story from Phil Cowley of the Liberal Democrat manifesto for the general election that wasn’t in 2016. It promised a whole £12 extra for the NHS. … Read the full post »