Read about the former Liberal Democrat MP and leader of the party 1988-1999, Paddy Ashdown. His memoirs, which include a classic chapter on how to win a constituency, are called A Fortunate Life.


Paddy Ashdown, Lib Dem strategy, Tim Farron’s record and overseas elections in pilot podcast #2

Welcome to the second, and still possibly last, edition of a new political podcast featuring former Lib Dem Voice editor Stephen Tall and, er…, former Lib Dem Voice editor Mark Pack. … Read the full post »


Paddy Ashdown passes away

Devastating news tonight – the death of former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown. He took Yeovil from unwinnable into a safe Liberal Democrat seat, and also rescued the party from near annihilation in the fallout from the SDP-Liberal merger. … Read the full post »