Shutting down the Lib Dems is not the answer. Let’s work together.

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.

The Lib Dem Leadership Post-Brexit

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

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR ON ELECTION NIGHT 2019

    Historic Conservative targets - Sedgefield and Bolsover   Should Sedgefield and Bolsover flip tomorrow night, it would represent a historic loss for the Labour Party. Sedgefield, once the home of Tony Blair from 1983 to 2007, could reject Labour for the first time in eighty four years. Coupled with the possibility of losing … Continue reading WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR ON ELECTION NIGHT 2019

To Win Big At This Election, the Lib Dems Must Focus on the Renewal of Citizenship

At election time, the party with the strongest narrative wins. It must be personal, appeal to a wide demographic and relate to a voter’s daily life and sphere of existence. I believe the best political narrative for the Liberal Democrats in this election is one based on personal empowerment and giving people the skills and … Continue reading To Win Big At This Election, the Lib Dems Must Focus on the Renewal of Citizenship

Liberal Democrat Party President – Yorkshire Region Hustings

On Friday 25th October, I attended the Yorkshire hustings for the Liberal Democrat presidential election 2019. Both Mark Pack and Christine Jardine were present. Although both offer a radically different vision for the party and for the role of its president, they share a will for major reform. In Christine’s pitch, she emphasised the need … Continue reading Liberal Democrat Party President – Yorkshire Region Hustings

(Part 2) Liberal Democrat Conference 2019 – Bournemouth

Below is a summary of the second half of my time at the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth. On Monday morning (16th), the conference floor debated climate change and biodiversity. The session concluded with a speech by deputy leader and Shadow Chancellor Sir Ed Davey MP, who set out his plan to 'decarbonise capitalism' by … Continue reading (Part 2) Liberal Democrat Conference 2019 – Bournemouth