With the majority of Liberal Democrat politicians braced for impact on May 5th it appears some can still afford to be sanguine. Rumours abound that two of the Liberal Democrats’ most prominent losers of the last year are to be given peerages by Nick Clegg. With his minority administration on Sheffield City Council teetering on the brink, Paul Scriven […]
The Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the Oldham East by-election already has form as a flip-flopper on tuition fees. In July 2009 he claimed on his own website that: I think it is morally wrong that someone should start out their working life with a huge personal debt He clearly underwent some kind of moral re-alignment […]
Moving the writ for the Oldham East by-election this afternoon, the Liberal Democrats have selected a date when “hundreds” of students will be away from the constituency. Students at Huddersfield University’s campus in the town will return for teaching on 17th January, several days after voters will go to the polls on 13th January. Candidate […]
Lost in the deluge of press coverage around Phil Woolas’ losing his seat is the name of Elwyn Watkins, the Lib Dem’s PPC who challenged him in a special election court. The past few weeks must have been an emotional rollercoaster for the Rochdale councillor: The Liberals are 8/1 to win the resultant re-run election.