Category Archives: Liberal Democrats

Why I’m backing Jo #JoinJo

It’s Saturday 30th April 2005.  A group of  Lib Dems gather in a house in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. A young woman implores us to take 300 leaflets each,  both morning and afternoon. It was so important, she said, that these … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Federal Executive report – 28 October 2013

Last night’s Federal Executive meeting was a little strange. It must have been even stranger for Tim Farron who had to chair a meeting of 30 or so people when some were in the room, some were on the phone … Continue reading

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Thirty memories to celebrate thirty years of Lib Demmery

Today is my birthday. I can barely bring myself to say the great age I’ve reached, but it does mark a significant milestone for me. Three decades ago today, I joined the SDP. I hope you’ll forgive the narcissistic indulgence, … Continue reading

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Isn’t it lovely to be appreciated?

Look what I got in the post this morning… Not only did that make it feel that all of my efforts in February had been noticed, but the growing number of photographs of them popping up all over the place … Continue reading

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Lib Dems: Please think before you speak!

There’s no denying that this is a painful time for the party. Eastleigh gave us all something to smile about on Friday, but we still have some serious stuff to sort out.The party has set in train some processes to … Continue reading

Posted in Gillian Gloyer, Liberal Democrats, lord rennard, louise shaw, rachel colman finch, tony greaves | 6 Comments

Three things the Liberal Democrats must learn from Eastleigh

From Liberal Democrat Voice: Liberal Democrats are entitled to a weekend of being incredibly pleased with ourselves. I have never been as proud of this party as I am now. The way we calmly and professionally got on with delivering … Continue reading

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So, what about this Manifesto Working Group, then.

So, the members of the 2015 Liberal Democrat Manifesto Working Group have been announced after a little bit of controversy at the Federal Policy Committee as Gareth Epps tells us. David Laws MP, Chair Sharon Bowles MEP, Vice-Chair Duncan Brack, … Continue reading

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Federal Executive meeting next week – what do you party members think our priorities should be over the next two years?

Next week, the new Liberal Democrat Federal Executive is being whisked to a secret and highly unglamorous location for a special meeting. It’s a sensible step to take some time out at the start of our term to set our … Continue reading

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"On Message, In Volume, Over Time" – horrible phrasing, but a step in the right direction

So, tell me, why would a random floating voter put their cross next to the name of a Liberal Democrat next time they go to the polls? I can think of a few reasons: they like the candidate, who may … Continue reading

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Labour lefties help Liberal Democrats achieve election promise

Nobody was really expecting another rise in the Income Tax threshold in yesterday’s Autumn Statement. A significant rise, to over £9,000 had already been announced. When Chancellor George Osborne revealed that there would be a further rise to £9440, he … Continue reading

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