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Archive for the ‘Liberal Democrat News’ Category

Breaking News – Southern Rail

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2017

By Stephen Lloyd – Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne Yesterday I emailed Derek Deedman and others about the meeting I held in Parliament between myself and the bosses of the two unions involved in the Southern Rail dispute. At that meeting they confirmed to me they would call off planned strike action, set for early August, if […]

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By Alistair Carmichael MP | Wed 5th July 2017 – 1:15 pm A couple of weeks ago I was due to meet with one of my counterparts in the Conservative whips office. These meetings are routine and are not normally the subject of comment.  This particular meeting was intended to deal with allocation of offices between the […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Sat 1st July 2017 – 4:35 pm Vince Cable is likely to be the sole nominee for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats. It is good to see, though, that he’s behaving like he is in a contest. He’s aware of what’s on the minds of members and activists  and responds accordingly. People had raised […]

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Voters in Arundel & South Downs may see this comment as being negative, but in the General Elections I represented the Lib Dems in this constituency (2001, 2005, 2010)  I increased my share of the vote at each election, but highest vote I achieved was 28% in 2010. The Labour candidate at that time was […]

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15th February 2017 The House of Lords may be in no mood to threaten the bill as a whole; but the chance of amendment is strong, says Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Teverson. The upper house has been threatened will dissolution if it doesn’t deliver the Prime Minister’s preferred version of Brexit says Lord Teverson Credit: […]

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It’s official. In a speech on Tuesday, Theresa May will announce she’s pushing for a Hard Brexit, that includes the UK leaving the single market. That will be a disaster for jobs, for businesses and for our economy – and we cannot let it happen. Can you help us fight back against a hard Brexit […]

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By Katharine Pindar  in Liberal Democrat Voice, Mon 5th December 2016 – 1:11 pm “More than 2000 years ago, so the story goes, angels sang ‘Goodwill towards all mankind.’ It’s a sentiment that Liberal Democrats can generally support. The point I want to suggest, however, is that the British people feel an increasing goodwill towards us, […]

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A Liberal Britain is a country where…

by derekdeedman on 21 October, 2016

October 20, 2016 – 6:41 pm Mark Pack refers to the excellent grassroots initiative, Your Liberal Britain, which aims to better explain what the Liberal Democrats stand for by drawing together the best ideas from across the party’s membership. It’s latest consultation has just finished, and the full results have now been published. Here is […]

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July 20, 2016 – 12:01 am When Tim Farron first put together his Shadow Cabinet team, Nick Clegg turned down the offer of a post, judging – rightly – that it was better to give a new party leader more space to build up their own profile first. Now, however, Clegg is returning as a […]

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JUNE 27, 2016 – 8:01 PM “Lib Dems are the voice of those who see a positive future in Europe” – so writes Tm Farron for The Independent continuing his unapologetically pro-European line in the light of the referendum result: The look of wide-eyed, guilty panic in the eyes of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove on Friday morning hinted at what […]

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