The Daily Mail’s parent company is facing its first legal claim for phone hacking, after the former Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes filed a case. … Read the full post »
Read about former Liberal Democrat MP and government minister Simon Hughes.
First elected to Parliament in the Bermondsey Parliamentary by-election in 1982, boundary changes saw his seat become Southwark and Bermondsey, and then North Southwark and Bermondsey. He held the seat through these changes until being defeated in the 2015 general election.
Simon Hughes has served as both the President of the Liberal Democrats and as the party’s Deputy Leader. He has stood unsuccessfully to be both leader of the party and also to be Mayor of London.
Liberal Democrat Newswire #163 looks at the latest on Lib Dem general election plans, how to persuade voters to change their minds, what the polls are saying and more. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #150 looks at the lessons for the Liberal Democrats from Sarah Green’s brilliant by-election victory. … Read the full post »
Following Simon Hughes’s announcement that he wasn’t going to seek to return as MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, the Liberal Democrats needed a new Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the seat. … Read the full post »
After years as being described by the media as a blogger, they then upgraded me occasionally to being a strategist. But as you can see from my appearance on the BBC Politics Show in London… … Read the full post »
Following the news that Simon Hughes won’t be standing for Parliament again comes news of a new role for him at London South Bank University. … Read the full post »
Former MP in Southwark, previous Party President and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, indefatigable conference fringe meeting attender and brilliant campaigner for liberalism, Simon Hughes has announced that he won’t be standing again for Parliament. … Read the full post »
That and more from this Thames News TV piece on the 1986 Liberal Party Assembly in Eastbourne, featuring David Steel and the famous defence debate. … Read the full post »
Right from his first conference speech as leader of the Liberal Democrats (and indeed before that too), Vince Cable has talked of the need for a post-18 education policy which isn’t just about the minority who go to university but which is also about the majority who don’t. … Read the full post »
A blast from the past with one of the 1988 local election broadcasts from the Social and Liberal Democrats (then in its brief post-merger phrase of trying to go by the short name of The Democrats). … Read the full post »