My recommended reading for today July 27, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Public care about the source of MPs’ second incomes just as much as the amount earned | Ballots & Bullets Interesting » “Public care about the source of MPs’ second incomes just (…)

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After Lembit: Lib Dems in Montgomeryshire select Jane “Fresh Start” Dodds to win back former liberal stronghold

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2013

The parliamentary constituency of Montgomeryshire had been a Liberal stronghold since 1880, bar four years in Margaret Thatcher’s first term. The seat of former Liberal leader Clem Davies was, however, lost by 1,184 votes to the Tories in 2010 after a massive 13% swing against three-term MP Lembit Opik. Returning Montgomeryshire to the Liberal fold […]