As the UK heads into at least three weeks of lockdown, here are some suggestions for Liberal Democrats in want of a good book. British Liberal Leaders (2015) - Edited by Duncan Brack, Robert Ingham and Tony Little The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics - New Directions in Critical Theory (2014) - … Continue reading Want something to read? Here’s 5 liberal books to keep you going!
On a very rainy Wednesday afternoon, the Sheffield team were out again, this time in Crookes, canvassing to get Bex Atkinson elected to the City Council in May. Bex runs a zero-waste shop on Crookes high street and runs as a Green Liberal Democrat. Her experience as a local business person and environmental activist is … Continue reading Crookes Canvassing Session – Sheffield Lib Dems
The Sheffield Liberal Democrats had another successful canvassing session in Beighton yesterday evening. Well done to the Lib Dem team for going out on the doors! We even managed an action shot! (Featuring THREE Toms)
On Tuesday evening, I was selected by the Sheffield Liberal Democrats as the candidate for the Manor Castle ward for May's Sheffield City Council election. These are challenging, yet exciting times for our city. With more Liberal Democrats elected to City Hall, Sheffield can move forward with the right kind of leadership, that is inclusive, … Continue reading Thank You! Selection as the Lib Dem Candidate for Manor Castle – Sheffield City Council Election 2020
I had an excellent morning door knocking in Sheffield with Layla Moran MP. The Lib Dem team were met with a really positive response on the door step. Residents fed up with a complacent Labour council. Some of the major issues that came up time and again are trees, air pollusion and traffic congestion in … Continue reading Another Sheffield Lib Dem Action Day with Layla Moran MP
Every Tuesday in March, Democratic presidential hopefuls will face huge numbers of registered party supporters as they vote for the first time on who they want to run against Donald Trump for the presidency in November. Over four weeks, this podcast will discuss how candidates are being received on the statewide, national and international stage. … Continue reading ‘The Democratic Primaries 2020’ NEW Podcast
Out on the doorstep this morning to help elect two excellent candidates, Alan Woodcock and Ann Whittaker, to the council in May. On the UK's first day outside the European Union, it is more important now than ever to campaign for a liberal UK. That campaign starts with local politics and local councillors.
A brief reply to Simon Jenkins’ Guardian op-ed. In a Guardian op-ed published on 16 December, Simon Jenkins called on the Liberal Democrats to disband and for its members to merge with the two larger parties. Jenkins sets out three reasons for this: To dilute the influence of Momentum activists within Labour circles Restrain the … Continue reading Shutting down the Lib Dems is not the answer. Let’s work together.
On Thursday night, two devastating political realities emerged for the Liberal Democrats. First, we had lost our leader, Jo Swinson, far too early. In office for just 144 days, Jo’s premiership was dominated by the unexpected: defections, prorogation, membership surges and finally, a Brexit election. The second reality is that Britain will leave the European … Continue reading The Lib Dem Leadership Post-Brexit
Click below to read my letter to The New European, dated 29 November 2019. The need to strengthen our message on citizenship and what it should mean to be a British citizen today...