Stephen Gilbert was the Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay 2010-15.


Election round-up: Farron aims to replace Labour, Cable’s return, new candidates and two departing MPs

Tim Farron has claimed that the Liberal Democrats can replace Labour as the main opposition force because Jeremy Corbyn’s party is locked in a “death spiral”. … Read the full post »


21 extreme Tory policies the Lib Dems blocked

There are two reasons for the Liberal Democrats being in government – one is to get Liberal Democrats policies put into action, the other is to stop Tory policies. With less than one in ten MPs in the 2010-15 Parliament Lib Dem, both lists are impressively long given that basic Parliamentary reality. … Read the full post »


New Liberal Democrat PPS line-up

There are four new Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Private Secretaries following the reshuffle: Nick Clegg – Duncan Hames (and due to be Federal Policy Committee chair) – succeeds Jo Swinson who is now a minister Danny Alexander – Lorely Burt (hooray) – succeeds Gordon Birtwistle Ed Davey – Stephen Gilbert – succeeds Duncan Hames who is … Read the full post »