Lib Dem Party Committee election results

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2014

The Lib Dems have this evening announced the results of the elections to its Party Committees as voted for by conference representatives. Congratulations to all elected; commiserations to those who weren’t. The lists of those elected (and not), ordered by first preference votes, follows… Federal Executive Places: 15, Total valid vote: 677 Caron Lindsay 59 […]

My must-reads this week November 21, 2014

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention this week… Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too' | US news | The Guardian Whole heap of awesome from Obama: (…)

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Rochester & Strood by-election: Ukip win, Lib Dems lose 11th deposit

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2014

Mark Reckless won his bid to be re-elected an MP under the UKIP banner last night, following his eve-of-conference defection from the Conservatives. That this wasn’t at all a surprise — the swing from the Tories to UKIP was 28% — says something about the febrile dynamics of politics at the moment. Support for Labour […]