Blog Posts - Liberal Democrats

Brent and Harrow GLA Candidates named

The £1,000 deposit appears to have kept out any minor independent candidates in the Brent and Harrow GLA Constituency. The candidates announced today (in alphabetical order) are:Rathy Alagaratnam UK - Independence Party UKIPJoel Davison Conservative...
by wembleymatters on Apr 1, 2016

Kensal Green By Election Result

The Kensal Green by election result held few surprises.  Labour won comfortably with 53% of the vote.  That is slightly down from the 63% of the vote in 2014, but still a good result.  The Liberal Democrats will probably be slightly pl...
by James Powney's Blog on Dec 20, 2015

Desperate Liberal Democrat Bar Chart

I have mentioned before the notorious subject of Liberal Democrat bar charts.  The Liberal Democrats have made an art of distorting election results to mislead the voters.  Following the Kensal Green by election announcement, their first le...
by James Powney's Blog on Nov 26, 2015

Is Jesus Welcome in the Libdems?

The 'issue' of Tim Farrons Christian faith has become one of the key debates of the Libdem leadership campaign. We've had party leaders before who've professed some kind of faith, quite a few in fact (Thatcher, Blair, Brown, Cameron) but none as bold...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jun 25, 2015

Greens set to beat Lib Dems in London

Latest polls put Green Party on 11% in London, 4 points ahead of Liberal DemocratsSupport for Green Party is surging just before election dayBig swing from Labour and Liberal Democrats over to the GreensWith just four days to go until the general ele...
by wembleymatters on May 5, 2015

Libdem Manifesto: Green Monster with Medicinal Purposes

The smaller the party, the bigger the manifesto. Labour, the Conservative, Green and UKIP all clock in at around 80 pages, but Nick Cleggs little monster, channeling a 70s wallpaper designer, is 158. The pages are a bit smaller, and a couple of them...
by Opinionated Vicar on Apr 16, 2015

SNP Backs David Cameron

I was startled to read the Daily Telegraph scoop this morning.  According to a leaked memo, Nicola Sturgeon is secretly rooting for David Cameron to remain as Prime Minister.  While, the SNP preference for the Tories over Labour is obvious...
by James Powney's Blog on Apr 4, 2015

Ibrahim Taguri Not Standing

I gather Ibrahim Taguri is not standing after all, so it will be up to Lauren Keith to lose for the Liberal Democrats in Brent Central.
by James Powney's Blog on Apr 1, 2015

Mental health manifesto

Keeping his word, Nick Clegg has put mental health at the top of the agenda for the LibDems election campaign. Today they published a short manifesto on mental health, the first (as far as I know) manifesto document from any of the parties so far.
by Opinionated Vicar on Mar 31, 2015

Brent Central Liberal Democrat Candidate Admires David Cameron

I see that the Liberal Democrats have announced their Brent Central candidate as Lauren Keith, who was defeated in Mapesbury last year.  Entering the campaign so late means that she is really just a paper candidate, as I imagine she would have b...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 29, 2015

Police Investigate Ibrahim Taguri

Some more details on Ibrahim Taguri have emerged despite the Liberal Democrats ongoing silence.  According to Matthew Holehouse of the Daily Telegraph, police are investigating "potential evasion of restrictions on donations" after the Electoral...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 27, 2015

Liberal Democrats Ridiculed

Danny Alexander's Alternative Liberal Democrat budget seems to have earned him widespread ridicule.  This is no doubt deserved.  Signing off a budget you co-wrote and promising that you and your party will vote for it sits unconvincingly wi...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 20, 2015

Brent Liberal Democrat Silence

Brent Liberal Democrats seem to have fallen silent following Ibrahim Taguri's suspension from the party.  As far as I can see any new Liberal Democrat candidate would be lucky to save his/her deposit.  Perhaps they won't select and Mr Tagur...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 19, 2015

Brent Central Liberal Democrats in Crisis

A report in the Daily Telegraph has plunged the Brent Central Liberal Democrat election campaign into crisis.  Ibrahim Taguri, who was formerly the Liberal Democrats' chief fund raiser, is accused of seeking to get round the rules on reporting p...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 12, 2015

Kenton By Election

Thursday's by election in Kenton had few surprises.  The Tories won, as they have every election in Kenton.  Labour got a slightly improved share of the vote compared to its performance in the 2011 by election.  The Liberal Democrats c...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 7, 2015

False Accusations of Misconduct

I notice that Martin Francis is, perhaps unwisely, hosting a debate about the Brent Council local government election count in 2014 on his blog.  It seems to be entirely generated by a defeated Liberal Democrat election candidate who is see...
by James Powney's Blog on Mar 3, 2015

Brent Fightback Final Demand to Coalition: Give us Back Our Money

Outside Sarah Teather's Office in Willesden GreenOutside the Brent North Conservative Office in Preston Road, WembleyBrent Fightback supporters today presented Brent Liberal Democrats and Conservatives with a 'Final Demand' for the £142,900,000 that...
by wembleymatters on Feb 21, 2015

Claim back our cash: Reclaim our Services! - Coalition to be invoiced tomorrow by Brent campaigners

Brent Fightback will be presenting an Invoice to local represenatives of the Coalition partners tomorrow for all the money that has been taken away from Brent residents through the cuts in local government funding.  Fightback encourages local pe...
by wembleymatters on Feb 20, 2015

Brent Schools Investment

I see that the Liberal Democrats are seeking to claim credit for investment in Our Lady of Lourdes Stonebridge and St Margaret Clitherow in Welsh Harp.  I am sure we can all agree with Nick Clegg when he says "“It is crucial that we invest pro...
by James Powney's Blog on Feb 12, 2015

Labour’s candidate for Thornbury & Yate

Thornbury & Yate Labour Party has selected Hadleigh Roberts as its candidate to fight the General Election on 7 May. Having previously contested the seat as part of the South West England Constituency for the European Parliament, he was chosen un...
by Hadleigh Roberts on Jan 31, 2015

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