Posts Tagged “News”

Is this the front page of the next Lib Dem manifesto?

by Stephen Tall on October 21, 2014

Ryan Coetzee, recently appointed the Lib Dems’ General Election Director of Strategy, was snapped today clutching papers which look like they might reveal the party’s top four priorities for the 2015 manifesto. Ryan Coetzee leaving Lib Dem Political meeting before Cabinet this morning seemed to be showing me there future plans pic.twitter.com/TReplSoKwn — Political Pictures […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 7

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2014

Congratulations to George Murray and Jon Featonby, who lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 7, with 421 and 419 points respectively. They’ve opened a bit of a gap at the top — but just 18 points separate the next 8 places. There are 149 players in total and you can still join the […]

Danny Alexander, not Vince Cable, designated Lib Dem shadow chancellor (oh, and no Lib Dem reshuffle)

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2014

The Guardian’s Nick Watt reports today the long-trailed announcement that Danny Alexander, Lib Dem chief secretary to the treasury, will take on the role of the party’s shadow chancellor at the 2015 election: Nick Clegg has decided that Alexander, his closest ally in the cabinet, will be the Lib Dem Treasury spokesman during the campaign […]

General election 2015: broadcasters propose 2-3-4 leaders’ debates formula

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2014

The BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 have announced their preferred plans to hold three debates during the 2015 general election campaign. The BBC reports: One would involve a head-to-head debate between just the Conservative and Labour leaders, and another would include the Liberal Democrat leader. The other debate would involve all three leaders plus […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 6

by Stephen Tall on October 4, 2014

Congratulations to George Murray and Jo Featonby, who lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 6, separated by a single point, on 358 and 357 points respectively. George’s ‘Marauding Fullbacks’ are in 2,405th position in the global league of 3.29 million players – not bad! However, with just 36 points separating the top 10, […]

Julian Huppert writes to Theresa May over Snoopers’ Charter allegation: “I would expect you to issue a public correction and an apology at the earliest opportunity”

by Stephen Tall on September 30, 2014

Remember when the Tories were, briefly, a party which stuck up for individuals’ privacy? It happened, honestly – when they were in opposition. But now, in government, home secretary Theresa May is happy to push the traditional authoritarian measures beloved by Tories and Labour alike. And so it was, again, today that she pushed forward […]

Julian Huppert writes to Theresa May over Snoopers’ Charter allegation: “I would expect you to issue a public correction and an apology at the earliest opportunity”

by Stephen Tall on September 30, 2014

Remember when the Tories were, briefly, a party which stuck up for individuals’ privacy? It happened, honestly – when they were in opposition. But now, in government, home secretary Theresa May is happy to push the traditional authoritarian measures beloved by Tories and Labour alike. And so it was, again, today that she pushed forward […]

UPDATED: Full list of Lib Dems standing in our held seats and top 50 targets

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2014

We’re less than 8 months away from the May 2015 election so here’s my latest running check on how candidate selection is going in our held and key target seats… I published a first draft of this list a year ago, and asked readers to help me update it. Many thanks to those of you […]

Meanwhile, in Clacton… Meet the Lib Dems’ by-election candidate, Andy Graham

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2014

Events in Scotland have rather dominated these past few weeks, but we shouldn’t forget there’s another election soon to take place: the by-election in Clacton triggered by Douglas Carswell’s defection from the Tories to Ukip. Early polls shows Carswell is the front-runner to retain the seat in his new colours. The local Lib Dems have […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 4

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2014

Congratulations to George Murray, whose Marauding Fullbacks lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 4 with an impressive 264 points. That puts him in 4,909th place in the global league of more than 3.2 million players. Just three points then separate the next four players and fewer than 20 points the entire top 10. […]



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