Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “We can be in government and win if we work together”

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2013

No prizes for guessing what dominates Nick’s weekly letter: the Eastleigh by-election, which he learned the Lib Dems had held with a majority of almost 1,800 when director of campaigns Hilary Stephenson texted him. ‘We didn’t win in Eastleigh “in spite” of our record. We won because of our record,’ says Nick. Significantly, though, there […]

Your essential Eastleigh weekend reader — my pick of the must-reads

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2013

It’s Sunday afternoon, so here are a dozen thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking as you unwind after the turmoil and excitement of the past 7 days. For a change, this week’s collection is devoted to just one topic: the Eastleigh by-election (to be honest, I’ve not had time to read about much else!)… Eastleigh […]

Eastleigh shows why the Tories and Labour should now support PR in local elections

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2013

If only, if only… Instead of holding out for a referendum on the Alternative Vote the Lib Dem negotiators had secured proportional representation for all local council elections instead. Hindsight’s easy, I know. At the time of negotiating the Coalition Agreement, electoral reform at Westminster was the party’s deal-breaker. The Lib Dem vote had gone […]

Today’s Link-Love: March 3, 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… BBC News – Farron on Liberal Democrat leverage from Eastleigh Here’s Lib Dem president Tim Farron’s Marr interview > Farron on Liberal Democrat leverage from Eastleigh http://bbc.in/XPfJOG Enjoy reading this? Please like (…)

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