Posts Tagged “tim gordon”

Rochester & Strood by-election: Ukip win, Lib Dems lose 11th deposit

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2014

Mark Reckless won his bid to be re-elected an MP under the UKIP banner last night, following his eve-of-conference defection from the Conservatives. That this wasn’t at all a surprise — the swing from the Tories to UKIP was 28% — says something about the febrile dynamics of politics at the moment. Support for Labour […]

Lib Dem membership increase confirmed: “Across the country, 75% of our local parties grew in 2013?

by Stephen Tall on January 18, 2014

We reported here three weeks ago that the Lib Dems finished 2013 with a more members than at the start of the year – “the first governing party in recent history to have increased membership while in power,” as the party put it. At the time, final figures weren’t known as local parties had still […]

Clegg resurrects party funding talks, appoints Laws as Lib Dem negotiator

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2012

Earlier this week The Guardian reported that Nick Clegg ‘is to revive all-party talks on party funding admitting that extra state funding is off the table, but insisting a wider deal is still possible’: Clegg as deputy prime minister is responsible for constitutional affairs, and was not taking the initiative as Lib Dem leader. The […]

What Chris Fox did next

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

It’s four months since we reported the departure of party chief executive Chris Fox, who did such a good job of filling the big shoes of his predecessor, Chris Rennard. Apparently, though, there is life beyond the Lib Dems — as PR Week reports: Chris Fox today started in his newly created post of director […]

Lib Dem members’ 394 suggestions for the new party chief executive’s top priorities

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2012

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. 564 party members responded, and we’ve been publishing the full results here. We asked the question: “The Liberal Democrats have just appointed a new chief executive, Tim […]