Posts Tagged “gordon birtwhistle”

Lib Dem Deputy Leader election: result expected today at 7pm

by Stephen Tall on January 28, 2014

Three Lib Dem MPs hope that by this evening they will be elected Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems – the post was vacated by Simon Hughes when he was appointed Justice Minister. The three competing for the post are (in strict surname order) Gordon Birtwhistle, Sir Malcolm Bruce and Lorely Burt. The electorate is […]

Equal marriage: 2 Lib Dem MPs against and a further 9 (or 10) Missing In Action

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2013

Tomorrow the House of Commons will vote on the Bill to allow equal marriage for same-sex couples which Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone did so much to push forward as Equalities Minister. Two Lib Dem MPs have so far publicly declared their opposition: John Pugh MP (Southport) “I will vote against the Bill – against […]

If Lib Dems take Burnley it will “send shockwaves” around Labour

by Stephen Tall on January 18, 2010

Alex Finnegan at the Mandate blog has identified Burnley as one of the key seats to watch at this year’s general election, with the Lib Dems tipped to take the challenge to Labour in one of its heartland seats:
With former Government Minister Kitty Usher standing down because of her expenses’ claims, Burnley is the sort […]