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.


In a world of Trumps, Le Pens and Putins, we are firmly on the other side – Vince Cable

Vince Cable: It is a sobering thought that just under 2,000 years ago there were people gathered on this spot no doubt complaining about a treaty from Rome… … 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 »