Posts Tagged “Selection news”

Five vie to succeed Jeremy Browne as Lib Dem candidate for Taunton Deane

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2014

There’s a short-list of five to take over from Jeremy Browne as the Lib Dem candidate for Taunton Deane, according to the BBC: The shortlist to be Taunton Deane Lib Dem candidate #GE2015 is: @GideonJAmos @CllJustineBaker Rachel Gilmour @JustineMcG1 @MartinMTurner — Ruth Bradley (@Ruthsays) November 27, 2014 The successful candidate will be defending a majority […]

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 […]

David Rendel selected as Lib Dem PPC for Somerton and Frome

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2014

Congratulations to former Lib Dem MP for Newbury, David, Rendel, who was last night selected by Lib Dem members in Somerton and Frome as the party’s parliamentary candidate for the May 2015 general election. David will be attempting to retain David Heath’s seat, won in 2010 with a majority of 1,817 over the Tories. The […]

In the next month 39 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. They include Watford, on paper the 6th most winnable Tory seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of just 1.39%, as well as Redcar, where incumbent […]

UPDATED: Sarah Yong stands down as Lib Dem candidate for marginal seat of Somerton and Frome

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2014

It’s six months since Sarah Yong was selected as the Lib Dem candidate for Somerton and Frome, held by David Heath since 1997. Today she’s announced her decision to stand down. Here’s the letter she’s sent to her local paper, announcing the news: Dear Editor, I just wanted to let you know that it is […]

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

by Stephen Tall on June 14, 2014

We’re less than 11 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 at the start of October, and asked readers to help me update it. Many thanks to those […]

In the next month 12 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2014

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates: Eddisbury, 23rd May Stoke on Trent Central, 23rd May Stoke on Trent North, 23rd […]

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

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2014

We’re little more than a year 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 at the start of October, and asked readers to help me update it. Many thanks to those […]

In the next month 9 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2014

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. They include Bristol North West, on paper the 26th most winnable seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of 3% from the Tories. The following seats […]

Ming Campbell’s successor selected: Tim Brett to fight North East Fife for Lib Dems in 2015

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2014

Former Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell announced last October he’d retire as MP for North East Fife at the next general election, after eight elections (five of them successful) and 28 years. His successor has now been announced: Tim Brett, leader of Fife Council Liberal Democrats and former chief executive of Ninewells Hospital, will contest […]