Posts Tagged “nicol stephen”

In other news… on Jess Ennis, Judy Steel & other stories

by Stephen Tall on August 12, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Campaign to rename Tudor Square in honour of Jess (Postcode Gazette) Sheffield politicians want to rename Tudor Square in honour of Jessica Ennis. The Liberal Democrats have backed a campaign which went viral on twitter on Saturday […]

Our starters for 2008 – how did we do? (Part II)

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2008

A year ago, Lib Dem Voice posed 10 questions, the answers to which we believed might shape the Lib Dem year – time to revisit them, wethinks. To read Part I dealing with Qs 1-5, click here. 6. Will Nicol (…)

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Scottish Lib Dem leader nominations close

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2008

The Press Association reports the (unsurprising) news: The deadline for nominations in the race to lead the Scottish Liberal Democrats has closed with no late challengers in the three-way campaign. Mike Rumbles and former ministers Tavish Scott and Ross Finnie (…)

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Ming: Lib Dem MSPs should oppose independence poll regardless of conference

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2008

An interesting article in yesterday’s Times, with former national Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell wading into the current Scottish leadership debate, and in particular the controversy over whether Lib Dems should support a referendum on Scottish independence: Sir Menzies Campbell (…)

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Are you on your way to the Forum?

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2008

Don’t forget, if you’re a party member you can register for the Lib Dem Voice members’ forum – in which case you get to read and post on a rich variety of topics which don’t always make it into the (…)

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BBC Question Time: open thread

by Stephen Tall on February 28, 2008

Nicol Stephen, the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, is one of the panellists on tonight’s Question Time (broadcast on BBC1 and online from 10.35 pm GMT). He’ll be alongside the Deputy Scottish Labour leader Cathy Jamieson, the Scottish Conservative leader Annabel (…)

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High praise for Stephen from Scotsman

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2008

No, not me – it’s the Lib Dems’ Scottish leader Nicol Stephen who has been earning plaudits from The Scotsman’s Hamish MacDonnell: A couple of weeks ago, Wendy Alexander held a dinner for some members of the Holyrood political press (…)

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Clegg in the press

by Stephen Tall on January 10, 2008

Hard to escape Nick Clegg in the media today: he’s everywhere. Here’s a selection… An audio interview with The Guardian’s Jon Dennis following his PMQs’ debut here – apparently Nick has “always enjoyed” PMQs. (Perhaps Lynne Featherstone should have a (…)

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10 key Lib Dem questions for 2008

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2007

Sky News’s Adam Boulton has posted his rather more worldly ’10 Questions for 2008’ over at his Boulton & Co blog: A lot will happen that I can’t predict, but working from the known unknowns of next year’s calendar, here (…)

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Four more years for Nicol

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2007

Though the election’s not for another two months, the result looks a foregone conclusion: Nicol Stephen, Lib Dem MSP for Aberdeen South, seems set to be re-elected leader of the Scottish Lib Dems for another four years in October. The (…)

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