Are politicians really getting younger?

by Stephen Tall on August 5, 2012

“The worship of youth has diminished – perhaps generally – in recent years.” So said Vince Cable a couple of weeks ago in a newspaper interview which inflamed speculation he’d be partial to a tilt at leading the Lib Dems. It also prompted various politicians-are-getting-younger pieces in the media. LibDemVoice’s Mark Pack took the time […]

A messy situation for Lib Dems over Devon and Cornwall police commissioner contest

by Stephen Tall on August 5, 2012

It looks like the police commissioner contest in Devon and Cornwall could be about to get a bit messy for the Lib Dems, with the news that the Lib Dem leader of North Devon Council Brian Greenslade plans to run as an independent — even though the party plans to choose an official Lib Dem […]

The Coalition Agreement does not commit Lib Dems to supporting boundary changes

by Stephen Tall on August 5, 2012

Over the last couple of months, Conservative MPs and commentators have made great play of the fact that the Coalition Agreement does not explicitly commit the Tories to voting for House of Lords reform. Let’s remind ourselves of its words again: We will establish a committee to bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly […]