“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 »
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.
Liberal Democrat Newswire #112 came out last week, looking at the Lib Dem performance in the 2018 local elections. … Read the full post »
Pick your favourite sport. Now pick your favourite team or, if it’s a sport for individuals, your favourite sports star. Next think of their deadliest rival. … Read the full post »
The May elections are only a few weeks, a couple of dozen leaflet drops and three score candidate tweets away. So LDN #111 takes a look at the Lib Dem prospects, how Brexit may play out in those contests and what we can learn from the candidate numbers. … Read the full post »
With around a year until Britain leaves the European Union, Vince Cable said a live TV debate would be an ideal moment to update voters on the parties’ competing visions of Brexit. … Read the full post »
On Sunday morning at the Liberal Democrat federal spring conference in Southport, the party will be debating a new strategy. I’d summarise it as a six step route to success… … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #108 has a special free extract from a book I contributed to. It’s a what-if political history, looking back at how the 2007 Lib Dem leadership election could have had rather different consequences for the party. … Read the full post »
I have very mixed feelings about seeing Liberal Democrat colleagues in honours lists. Many are great people who have done great work… … Read the full post »
For you December may mean Christmas preparations. For me it (also) means a testing round of auditions for the latest Christmas song. … Read the full post »
“How to Stop Brexit’ – a short animation, narrated by Nick Clegg, explaining why you should reject the government’s Brexit deal and how YOU can stop Brexit. … Read the full post »