Posts Tagged “Selection news”

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

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2013

We’re 18 months from the May 2015 election so I thought it’d be useful to keep a running check on how candidate selection is going in our held and key target seats… I published a first draft of this list a week ago, and asked readers to help me update it – many thanks to […]

In the next month 21 seats will select wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2013

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month availabele for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. Some top targets for the party are among them… The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates: Amber Valley, Westminster, 21st October […]

In the next month 30 seats will select 29 wannabe Lib Dem MPs (and one MSP)

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2013

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month availabel for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list. Some top targets for the party are among them… The following seats have selections in progress and are currently advertising for candidates: Harrogate & Knaresborough (4th October) Truro & Falmouth (4th October) Birmingham Edgbaston […]

After Lembit: Lib Dems in Montgomeryshire select Jane “Fresh Start” Dodds to win back former liberal stronghold

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2013

The parliamentary constituency of Montgomeryshire had been a Liberal stronghold since 1880, bar four years in Margaret Thatcher’s first term. The seat of former Liberal leader Clem Davies was, however, lost by 1,184 votes to the Tories in 2010 after a massive 13% swing against three-term MP Lembit Opik. Returning Montgomeryshire to the Liberal fold […]

Lib Dems select Maajid Nawaz as candidate in ultra-close three-way marginal of Hampstead and Kilburn

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 2013

In the 2010 general election, Hampstead and Kilburn was a three-way marginal: Glenda Jackson squeaked back in for Labour by just 42 votes, polling fewer than 900 votes ahead of the third-placed Lib Dems. This week, the local Lib Dems selected the candidate they hope will succeed Ms Jackson when she retires at the next […]