Posts Tagged “eastleigh”

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “If you want fairer taxes, there’s only one party for you: the Lib Dems.”

by Stephen Tall on February 10, 2013

No prizes for guessing which subject dominates this week’s letter from Nick Clegg to party supporters: the forthcoming Eastleigh by-election. Nick reflects on his own experiences campaigning in by-elections of yore – “exhilarating, exhausting and exciting in equal measure” – and urges all party activists to help in whatever way we can in the next […]

5 reasons for Lib Dems to campaign in Eastleigh (just in case you needed any more)

by Stephen Tall on February 8, 2013

Mark Pack has posted last night’s poll findings from Eastleigh, showing the Tories narrowly ahead with both Labour and Ukip out of serious contention. In case you needed some reasons to help the Lib Dem campaign in the next three weeks in whatever way you’re able here are 5 from me… The Lib Dems can […]

“Where we work, we win” – will that Lib Dem maxim survive the 2015 test?

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2013

Don’t splutter on your Saturday morning cornflakes, but the Guardian has today published two intelligent articles on the Lib Dems and the strategy which the party is hoping will see us through to the other side of the 2015 election intact. First, there’s Patrick Wintour‘s analysis — Liberal Democrats bank on ground war to hold […]

In other news… Vince, Telegraph inaccuracy, Lembit, Eastleigh, Boundary Commission, site news

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past week… Vince Cable on that leaked letter to No. 10 (and other matters (The Guardian) “We’re no longer arguing about fiscal policy – monetary policy’s now taking on most of the heavy lifting anyway,” he says as he notes […]

FT: Tories face “tough battle” to oust Chris Huhne in Eastleigh

by Stephen Tall on February 8, 2010

As the Financial Times notes of the battle to win the Lib Dem / Tory marginal of Eastleigh:
The Hampshire railway town is 11th on Mr Cameron’s target list; the Liberal Democrats’ majority of a little more than 500 should be easily within reach.
But is it really?
… the Tories are by no means certain to […]