Profiles of the Remaining 5 Lib Dem Peers

Following on from yesterday’s post we take a look at the remaining Lib Dem Peers announced last week. JONNY OATES Jonny is a former Liberal Democrat councillor and the Deputy Leader for Kingston-upon-Thames. He was notably Ed Davey’s election agent in 1997 where he won the seat of Kingston and Surbiton from the Conservatives. Over … Read more

Eleven New Liberal Democrat Peers Announced

As you may have already seen, eleven new Liberal Democrat peers have been announced as part of the dissolution Honours. First all of us here at Lib Dem Watch would like to say congratulations to them. We’ll break down the honours shortly but firstly, and rather surprisingly, there wwas no peerage for Fiona Hall, former … Read more

Eviction warnings & the Birmingham Lib Dems

Last Saturday’s Birmingham Evening Mail reports: All 73,000 council house tenants in Birmingham have received demands for rent arrears and a threat of further action – even though most of them don’t owe a penny. Letters should have been sent out to just 6,500 tenants but a blunder meant 66,500 more people received the warnings. … Read more

London Lib Dems need your help!

Tackling the key issues of the day, the Lib Dems in London have emailed members in the capital as they scrape the barrel for campaign ideas. Lib Dem Watch readers may wish to send in their own suggestions: Campaigns – your ideas wanted Over the next few months, Liberal Democrats in the London Assembly will … Read more

Roll on 2130!

Lib Dem Watch has been out and about, busily fighting the third party in constituencies across the country. In the election aftermath the focus has been on Labour and the Conservatives, but little had been said of the Liberal Democrat result. Despite all the talk of a major breakthrough the Liberal Democrats managed to increase … Read more

Muslim Council of Great Britain condemns Lib Dems

The Muslim Council of Great Britain has condemned Charles Kennedy and the Liberal Democrats for voting against the incitement to religious hatred amendment in the Government’s Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill. The MCB’s Secretary General Iqbal Sacranie has written to Charles Kennedy, saying: We are now alarmed that senior members of the Liberal Democrats … Read more

Waltham Forest Lib Dems

Lib Dems in Waltham Forest have put out a Focus leaflet criticising the Council for sending out 22,000 letters to residents in thr borough about the single person council tax allowance. All well and good. Yet the committee that decided to do this is run by, yes you’ve guessed it, the Liberal Democrats. And the … Read more

Haltemprice & Howden Liberal Democrats

News reaches us from the constituency of the real Shadow Home Secretary David Davis. Apparantly Lib Dems in Haltemprice & Howden are sending leaflets to students in halls of residence saying “the Conservatives can’t win here”! With it being a Conservative seat this is a pretty far fetched statement for even the Lib Dems to … Read more