Posts Tagged “defections”

In other news… Paddy in Lords bust-up; Manchester elects Lib Dem lord mayor; Defections round-up

by Stephen Tall on May 20, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Lord Ashdown and Lord Phillips in Lords reform clash (BBC News) Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown has clashed with one of his party colleagues during a debate on government plans to reform the House of Lords. […]

In other news… Richard Kemp for Liverpool, Kennedy on the UK, defection in Cambridge, Hughes at Leveson

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past week… Richard Kemp to represent Liberal Democrats in Liverpool mayor election in May (Liverpool Echo) ‘He said: “I am standing because I believe that only the Liberal Democrats have the long term strategies which will place this city in […]

Kennedy defection rumours – another reason journalists are losing the public’s trust

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2010

So today, at last, the news media is finally reporting the pretty unsurprising news that Charles Kennedy, leader of the Lib Dems from 1999 to 2006, is not leaving the Lib Dems in 2010. Now it is of course the silly season, and we can easily write off this journalistic confection as mere desperation to […]

Second senior Greater Manchester Lib Dem defects to Labour

by Stephen Tall on July 15, 2009

It’s only a couple of weeks since Lib Dem Voice noted the defection of Denton and Reddish parliamentary candidate Paul Moss from the Lib Dems to Labour. Now comes news of a second defection, this time of Karen Wright, a (…)

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Greater Manchester Lib Dem PPC defects to Labour

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2009

The Manchester Evening News has the story: A Liberal Democrat candidate for the next General Election has defected to Labour. Paul Moss had already been selected as candidate for Denton and Reddish but has now quit the party. Mr Moss (…)

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Lewes Lib Dem councillor defects to Tories

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2009

Yesterday, my LDV colleague Mark Pack blogged of Labour-to-Lib Dem defector in Merseyside. Alas, this week’s defection news isn’t all cheery for the party: A Liberal Democrat councillor defected to the Conservatives saying his dedication to his town was not (…)

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