Posts Tagged “lorely burt”

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 […]

Sir Malcolm Bruce to stand for Lib Dem Deputy Leader post?

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2014

It had seemed almost certain that this month’s Deputy Leader contest – triggered by Simon Hughes’s decision to resign the post to become Justice Minister in the Coalition – would be between Solihull MP Lorely Burt and Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle. However, there’s an intriguing suggestion in today’s Independent that Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce […]

Hunt out to dry? Clegg refuses to back Tory culture secretary as Lib Dem MPs push inquiry

by Stephen Tall on June 2, 2012

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is piling the pressure on Jeremy Hunt, whose closeness to the Murdoch empire has been embarrassingly laid bare by the Leveson Inquiry in the past few weeks, by refusing to endorse David Cameron’s decision not to refer his culture secretary to the official adviser on the ministerial code, Sir Alex […]

Dealing with Labour’s mess, Part 93: Lib Dems secure future of post offices

by Stephen Tall on January 24, 2012

Remember the last Labour government’s record on post offices? Their numbers fell by more than 7,100, or 38%. But not any more, as a result of Lib Dem action within the Coalition — as Lib Dem Voice first reported here almost 18 months ago. This is how the Press Association reports it: The Government has […]

What Lib Dem MPs will be reading this summer

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2007

We’re into July, yet summer seems to have decided to give the UK a miss this year (so far). No matter. Packing books for the beach (or wherever) is as much a summer ritual as the Brits crashing out of (…)

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