“As we knock on doors around this area, it is very clear that people want once again the kind of MP that Simon was and will be again” – Tim Farron … 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.
Great to be over in Southwark this evening where Simon Hughes’s election campaign is well and truly up and running. … Read the full post »
Very welcome news from Vince Cable: with a snap general election, he’s standing for Parliament again in his former Twickenham constituency. … Read the full post »
Simon Hughes, the very popular former Lib Dem MP, will be standing again for Bermondsey and Old Southwark in the event of an early general election. … Read the full post »
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 »
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 »