Posts Tagged “elwyn watkins”

The Times’ advice to voters in Oldham: “They should vote Lib Dem.”

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2011

Well, here’s a bit of a turn-up… While the Lib Dems’ erstwhile friends, the Guardian and Independent, take delight in stilettoing the party, The Times has come out in support of the Lib Dems’ Elwyn Watkins in next week’s Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. No link, I’m afraid — blame the paper’s paywall — but […]

For the Lib Dems, Paddy Power means something entirely different

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2011

There were only 103 votes in it back in May, a statistic the voters of Oldham East and Saddleworth may have noticed one or twice on Elwyn Watkins‘ Lib Dem by-election campaign literature. But, according to bookmakers Paddy Power, the race is over. As The Guardian’s Andrew Sparrow acerbically notes on his essential daily live-blog, […]