A former Liberal Democrat MP, who was turfed out by voters last May, has given a rant an extraordinarily honest summary of why he thinks the party was decimated at the general election.
Back in January, Vince Cable was forced to apologise after Scrapbook provided the parliamentary standards watchdog with evidence that the then cabinet minister had failed to declare a donation of £6,000 in private polling commissioned during a botched coup against Nick Clegg.
Scrapbook is considering taking out a subscription to the seriously gossipy Liberator Magazine, who report on grumblings from (now former) Lib Dem MPs over gross misdirection of resources in the run up to the close of polls last month:
Youth dropped trousers as Clegg left Solihull. DPM patted him on shoulder and moved on. @JBPhotoPA got the shot. pic.twitter.com/GY5N1KBH5S — David Hughes (@DavidHughesPA) May 1, 2015
Edging Labour by just a singe point in Lord Ashcroft’s constituency polling from January, government minister and serial fibber Simon Hughes seems to have hit upon a novel way to maximise the political utility of old campaign signs — painting over the bit which mentions the Lib Dems! Spot the Difference! Before, "Simon Hughes & the Liberal Democrats". […]
The National Union of Students are to erect billboards and send ad vans to Nick Clegg’s constituency — targeting the deputy prime minister amongst other MPs who they claim “traded lies for power” over tuition fees.
With a dangerously tight election battle raging in his seat of Sheffield Hallam, Nick Clegg has demonstrated his utter contempt for voters in the most student populated area of the constituency — by sending a 22 year-old wannabe councillor to represent him at a hustings on Sunday.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg could be set to lose his own seat at the general election according to a new poll.
Scrapbook reported in January on the complete absence of Nick Clegg in one particular leaflet going out in his own constituency — and it seems his Lib Dem colleagues aren’t enthused either. With the crowd-sourced website ElectionLeaflets.org re-launched for the short campaign, a trawl of new Lib Dem leaflets conducted by the site’s operators failed to uncover a single […]
With supporters of Nick Clegg saying loudly that a damaging poll in his constituency does not take into account past voting intention, a re-weighting of the Survation/Unite survey data by Scrapbook suggests he is still trailing Labour by three points. Challenged on his LBC show the Lib Dem leader blustered: “This poll is such utter, utter bilge The 10-point lead for Labour briefed to […]