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

Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members

Labour Party members should be given a vote in an internal Brexit referendum before MPs vote on another proposed deal from Prime Minister Theresa May. The ballot would ask: “Should the Parliamentary Labour Party support Britain's exit from the EU?”   Yes  (Leave) No (Remain)   An internal party poll would be better than a … Continue reading Labour’s Answer: A ‘People’s Vote’ for party members

Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)

PM: Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health What are we asking for? This petition is asking for the Prime Minister to appoint a 'Secretary of State for Mental Health'. Why does this matter? The UK is burdened with a mental health crisis. At present, the 'mental health' portfolio has been bolted onto the … Continue reading Appoint a Secretary of State for Mental Health (Grassroots Petition)