David Laws: the view of party members – 59% say he should have stayed put

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2010

Lib Dem Voice polled party members registered on our members’ forum today asking them whether David Laws should resign following the Telegraph’s allegations over his expenses. Over 350 members responded, and here’s what you told us …
LDV asked: In the light of allegations made against Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury David Laws and […]

+++ David Laws resigns, Danny Alexander takes over as Chief Secretary

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2010

The BBC reports:
Liberal Democrat David Laws has resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury after admitting he claimed expenses to pay rent to his partner.
Mr Laws said he would be standing down with immediate effect in a statement given at the Treasury.
He had earlier apologised and said he would pay back the money which the […]

LDV members’ survey (1): 67% say Lib Dem general election result “disappointing”

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has been conducting a survey this week of party members registered on our members’ forum asking them for their views of the coalition, Labour leadership and the party’s general election result. Over 400 have responded, and here’s part one of what you’ve told us …
LDV asked: How would you rate the Lib […]

David Laws: what should happen next?

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2010

Last night, Lib Dem Voice covered the Telegraph’s story that David Laws, the chief secretary to the treasury, has referred himself to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner because it is alleged his second home expenses claims breached the rules which state rent cannot be paid to an MP’s spouse.
The story is dominating today’s news agenda, […]