Posts Tagged “London”

Does everyone want to live in London?

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2014

That was my deliberately provocative question asked at The Guardian / British Academy round-table on immigration I took part in last week at Lib Dem conference – reported in the paper here under the headline ‘A numbers game that does not (…)

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Liberal Hero of the Week #60: Andrew Adonis

by Stephen Tall on February 21, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Andrew Adonis Labour peer and former transport secretary Reason: for getting to grips with transport reality with his London by Bus week. Last week, I gave the nod to Ed Miliband for […]

London schools and the paradox of choice

by Stephen Tall on January 28, 2013

I’ve started reading David Boyle’s Barriers to Choice Review, published last week. David, author, academic and life-long liberal, was appointed by the cabinet office to ‘look at the barriers faced by disadvantaged people, in particular, when it came to accessing (…)

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Need to stay in London and just want a bed for the night…?

by Stephen Tall on September 16, 2012

A quick public service announcement for those who, like me, have occasional cause to visit that London overnight… So (as, ahem, I may have mentioned) I loved London 2012 from start to finish, attending nine of the Olympic and Paralympic (…)

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CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Heroes of the Week’ #10 – The 70,000 London 2012 Games Makers

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2012

Welcome to the tenth in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The aim is simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social […]

Lib Dem Patrick Streeter to stand for City of London election uncontested for 100 years

by Stephen Tall on May 19, 2012

Just a few weeks after the fierce battle for the London mayoralty concluded, a very different election is due to take place — an election which hasn’t even been contested for more than a century. But now London Lib Dem member Patrick Streeter is standing for the post of City Auditor, and promising to ask […]

The Weekend Debate: Who’d get your 2nd preference after Brian in the race for London Mayor?

by Stephen Tall on April 28, 2012

Here’s your starter for ten in our weekend slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate… This Thursday, millions of voters will go to the polls to cast their votes in local elections. And although London is only one of those elections, its electoral size and the colourful prominence of its candidates […]

The 3 Lib Dem mayoral candidates profiled

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2012

Three mayoral elections will take place a week today. Though the media has fixated on London’s Boris/Brian/Ken campaign, there are contests also to elect the first-ever mayors of Liverpool and Salford. In addition the following cities will hold ballots on 3 May on whether to adopt the elected mayor system: Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, […]

Boost for Brian as Lib Dem London fundraising hits £400k

by Stephen Tall on March 19, 2012

The media may be focusing on the Boris v Ken show for London mayor, but Brian Paddick’s Lib Dem campaign is making some noise. His hard-hitting campaign posters focusing on crime — an issue the former police commander in the Metropolitan police knows first-hand how to tackle — abound in London. And one of the […]

LibLink: Paddick – we are putting forward an innovative, radical Liberal Democrat agenda for Londoners

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2012

The Lib Dems’ London mayoral candidate Brian Paddick was interviewed in The Guardian yesterday. It’s a revealing and candid piece in which Brian makes his pitch for the post the paper describes “an office whose holder enjoys the largest personal mandate in Europe – bar the French president”. Here are some highlights: On the Lib […]