A batch of candidates have now been selected in seats formerly held by the party as part of the Liberal Democrat preparations for a possible 2016 general election. … 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.
Former Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes is to oversee public affairs for the Open University. … Read the full post »
Norman Baker on what it was like to work with Simon Hughes (and reminding me of the occasion when I was working for the party and managed to turn up to a meeting on the right day, at the right hour and in the right room – just in the wrong month). … Read the full post »
Along with Shirley Williams, Simon Hughes, Kath Pinnock, Alison Suttie, Nick Pearce and Miranda Green I took part in a (very crowded!) IPPR fringe on ‘Where next for the Liberal Democrats?’ at the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth. … Read the full post »
Just out tonight, here is the full list of amendments being debated at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth. … Read the full post »
This is certainly a boost for Lamb’s campaign – and the noises for his camp are that it’s but one in a series of big name endorsements they’re expecting. … Read the full post »
Simon Hughes endorses Tim Farron to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Four senior Liberal Democrat politicians defeated in the general election, including former business secretary Vince Cable, have turned down offers of a peerage from Nick Clegg. … Read the full post »
“I was very nearly executed by the Iranian government… Simon Hughes saved my life” – Mehdi Kazemi … Read the full post »
Left Unity, which despite its name has a bit of a problem with unity, has had another split – this time in Southwark. … Read the full post »