Posts Tagged “stephen gilbert”

In other news… Mensch sticks up for Clegg, Rennie takes on Salmond, Bristol mayoral election latest & other stories

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… On day UKUncut protestors targeted Clegg family home, Tory MP Louise Mensch urges people to donate £5 to Lib Dem funds (ConHome) Louise Mensch, the Tory MP for Corby is recommending that her followers donate £5 to […]

Should councils be able to cap the number of second and holiday homes in their area?

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2011

Earlier this week, the Lib Dems’ Communities and Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell wrote here on LibDemVoice about the Coalition’s measures to increase councils’ powers to cut tax relief to those with second homes: … our plans [are] to allow local authorities to charge an Empty Homes Premium – up to an extra 50% of […]

WTF? Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert stands up for use of youth argot

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2011

You will all be thinking about leaving school in a few weeks and must be thinking ‘WTF’ about going to university. So said Stephen Gilbert, Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay, when addressing an assembly of 200 Year 11 students at a local community college, prompting a local Tory councillor to complain to […]

LDV survey: The new Lib Dem MPs who’ve impressed party members the most

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 660 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. LDV asked: Which of the newly elected Lib Dem MPs has genuinely impressed you […]

Tories’ St Austell & Newquay candidate in ‘D***h***d!!!’ smear storm

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2009

Lib Dem blogger Matt Davies reports on a clumsy attempt by Tory PPC for St Austell & Newquay, Caroline Righton, to extract political advantage from her Lib Dem opponent, Stephen Gilbert – but, unfortunately, without trying to check her facts first.
Ms Righton accused Stephen of calling her a ‘D***h***d!!!’ on Twitter in an email […]