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

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2014

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. They include five of the seats on the party’s top 50 target list: Edinburgh South, York Outer (following Nick Emmerson’s withdrawal), Devon West and Torridge, Bristol North […]

My recommended reading for today February 9, 2014

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… When 140 Characters Isn't Enough: Weekly Update 8/2/14 Here’s @Samfr’s latest list of educationy must-reads http://bit.ly/1fTG5em (this one includes @EducEndowFoundn and, erm, me). Unfamiliar (…)

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

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2014

We’re 15 months from the May 2015 election so here’s my latest running check on how candidate selection is going in our held and key target seats… I published a first draft of this list at the start of October, and asked readers to help me update it. Many thanks to those of you who […]

Nick Clegg: “If you are anti-drugs, you should be pro-reform”

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2014

The message may not be new – Nick Clegg first declared that “If you are anti-drugs, you should be pro-reform” back in December 2012 – but that’s no reason not to welcome the Lib Dem leader’s re-statement that urgent reform of the UK’s drugs laws is needed. It’s the splash in today’s Observer, which reports: […]