In the next month 21 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates: Altrincham and Sale West (1st November) Bootle (1st November) Sefton Central (1st November) Spelthorne […]

My recommended reading for today November 2, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Lewis Baston’s election 2015 forecast: Labour 36%, Conservatives 34%, Lib Dems 16% /@LewisBaston has commented on my write-up of his election 2015 forecast: http://bit.ly/16UIdRr Is election 2015 worth the wait? You'd better (…)

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Stephan Shakespeare: “It is becoming harder for any party to win an outright majority”

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

There’s a terrific post in today’s Times by YouGov chief executive Stephan Shakespeare assessing 10 things you need to know about the electoral scene. What makes it fascinating is his summary of quite why 2015 is, in so many ways, hard to read. For instance, Labour has a small lead in the polls for an […]

Stephan Shakespeare: “It is becoming harder for any party to win an outright majority”

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

There’s a terrific post in today’s Times by YouGov chief executive Stephan Shakespeare assessing 10 things you need to know about the electoral scene. What makes it fascinating is his summary of quite why 2015 is, in so many ways, hard to read. For instance, Labour has a small lead in the polls for an […]

UPDATED: Full list of Lib Dems standing in our held seats and top 50 targets

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

We’re 18 months from the May 2015 election so I thought it’d be useful to keep a running check on how candidate selection is going in our held and key target seats… I published a first draft of this list a week ago, and asked readers to help me update it – many thanks to […]