Posts Tagged “watford”

Ashcroft’s poll of Lib Dem battleground seats: incumbency is alive and well but 2015 will be a survival election for the party

by Stephen Tall on September 29, 2014

Tory peer and pollster Lord Ashcroft has published his latest set of constituency findings. He polled some of the key Lib Dem / Tory and Lib Dem / Labour battlegrounds in the summer – he’s now followed that up by looking at a further 22 seats. Of these, 2 are Lib Dem targets, 15 the […]

Ladbrokes: “Five seats the Lib Dems might GAIN in 2015?

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2014

Yes, you read the headline right. Ladbrokes’ The Political Bookie blog this week featured five seats where, based on the betting, they reckon the Lib Dems might confound expectations… 1. Montgomeryshire. Conservative majority 1,184 “Some are expecting a turnaround with a new candidate.” Her name is Jane Dodds, selected a year ago. 2. Watford. Conservative […]

Election Appeal: Help elect Sal Brinton in Watford – DONATE to her campaign TODAY

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2010

Liberal Democrat Voice is running a special appeal to raise funds for five of the party’s very best general elections candidates – all of whom have a real chance of winning but need your help NOW to ensure they do win.
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Today we’re highlighting the campaign of Sal Brinton, Lib […]

Sara Bedford on the Watford play areas ‘Flat Earth News’ day

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2009

I reported here on LDV this afternoon on the serious mis-reporting of Watford Borough Council’s children’s adventure playgrounds policy, indulged by Iain Dale and some newspapers.
For all the media attempts to stir-up some cliched ‘political correctness gone mad’ controversy, it’s clear that Lib Dem Mayor Dorothy Thornhill has acted sensibly and straightforwardly throughout. I […]

Watford’s liberal Lib Dem Mayor – what Iain Dale didn’t report

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2009

Tory blogger Iain Dale should perhaps have paused before clicking ‘publish’ on his latest – highly inaccurate – post, How Very Illiberal of a LibDem Mayor. Those few seconds’ hesitation would have been sufficient for him to do a quick Google and find out what he was about to write was nonsense.
In his article, Iain […]

When should a politician say sorry?

by Stephen Tall on April 14, 2009

Damian McBride’s indefensibly puerile emails seeking to smear senior Tories (and Nadine Dorries) have left David Cameron understandably livid: David Cameron is demanding a personal apology from Prime Minister Gordon Brown over e-mails sent by an adviser discussing smearing the (…)

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