LDVideo conference edition (4): Paddy, Shirley, Trident and Stride

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2010

Anyone starting to get conference withdrawal symptoms? For those of you who were there, here’s a few videos from the Lib Dem conference in Liverpool to help you catch up with what you missed by, erm, being there. And for those of you who weren’t there and saw it all on telly anyway… well, here’s […]

First thoughts on Ed Miliband’s election as Labour leader

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2010

Here are some first thoughts on what Ed Miliband’s wafer-thin election victory in the contest to lead Labour might mean… 1. He’s going to have to work hard to prove he’s his own man. There’s no doubt the right-wing press and the Conservatives will do all they can to show Ed Miliband is little more […]

+++ Ed Miliband elected new Labour leader: loses on members and MPs, wins big among unions

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2010

It’s official. Ed Miliband has just been announced Labour’s new leader by the narowest of margins, 50.4% to brother David’s 49.6%. But what’s most fascinating is to see the final breakdown of votes after the re-distribution of preference votes: Among party members… David Miliband won 54% to 46%; Among MPs/MEPs… David Miliband won 53% to […]

Three key issues facing the new Labour leader, Mr Miliband

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2010

In an hour’s time we shall know who is the new leader of the Labour party. Though the bookies now make Ed Miliband favourite, my hunch is that older brother David will get the nod, just. We shall soon see. The best guide I’ve read on what to look out for as the votes are […]

LDVideo conference edition (3): Hughes, Huhne, Alexander and Browne

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2010

Anyone starting to get conference withdrawal symptoms? For those of you who were there, here’s a few videos from the Lib Dem conference in Liverpool to help you catch up with what you missed by, erm, being there. And for those of you who weren’t there and saw it all on telly anyway… well, here’s […]