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 »
Read about Nick Clegg, MP 2005-17, leader of the Liberal Democrats 2007-15 and Deputy Prime Minister 2010-15.
After serving as an MEP, 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.
He wrote about his experiences in office in Politics – The Art of the Possible in an Age of Unreason.
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 »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #116 came out last week, taking a detailed look at the proposals for party reform set out by Vince Cable – and including the way in which members can have their say before final decisions are taken. … Read the full post »
For this edition of Liberal Democrat Newswire I’m focusing on how a key part of the party’s recovery should be a good registered supporters scheme – and tell you about the mostly secret registered supporters scheme the party created by accident and currently runs. … Read the full post »
The slogan being held up by Nick Clegg in 2007 is rather ironic now… … Read the full post »
“No matter how high or low you are in the pecking order of politics, you have to be in Constituency Surgery every Thursday chatting to a family about how you’re going to help their daughter get into the local school or speaking to a single mum who isn’t getting access to benefits” – Nick Clegg … Read the full post »