Another Sheffield Lib Dem Action Day with Layla Moran MP

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

‘The Democratic Primaries 2020’ NEW Podcast

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

Action Day – Sheffield Lib Dems

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.

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