Lib Dem donations in 2014, 2nd Quarter: £1.23m raised (but that’s less than Ukip)

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2014

Today saw the publication by the Electoral Commission, the independent party funding watchdog, of the donations received by the UK’s political parties in the second quarter of 2014 (1 April to 30 June). Here are the figures: And here’s how the BBC reported it: UKIP have reported more in political donations than the Lib Dems […]

Lib Dem Chief Whip on David Ward: “I do not intend to take further action in relation to the tweet”

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2014

Three weeks ago, Lib Dem MP for Bradford East David Ward tweeted: “The big question is – if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? – probably yes”. The following day he issued an apology, saying: I utterly condemn the violence on both sides in Israel and Gaza. I condemn the actions of […]

On Boris standing as an MP, and why being pro-tuition fees meant I didn’t

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2014

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here on Tuesday. I’m talking Boris and what motivates folk to want to stand for Parliament – or in my case, why I didn’t. My thanks as ever to the (…)

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