Joint Letter to Mark Pack: Cllr Paul Hodgkinson and Tom Parkin on the Liberal Democrat’s long-term strategy
From: Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Tom Parkin To: Mark Pack Dear Mark, We hope this finds you well and safe. Here is our joint submission to you on the Liberal Democrat’s long-term strategy. Why a joint submission? Paul has been a Liberal Democrat member since 1992 and serves…
Thank you! Election as Sheffield Young Liberals’ Campaigns Officer for 2020/21
On 26th March, I was pleased to have been elected Sheffield Young Liberals’ Campaigns Officer for the year 2020/21. There is a lot of work to do to build up our student base, but I am looking forward to the challenge. Many thanks to all the other candidates who stood in this election and congratulations…
Want something to read? Here’s 5 liberal books to keep you going!
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) –…
Crookes Canvassing Session – Sheffield Lib Dems
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…
Beighton 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)
Thank You! Selection as the Lib Dem Candidate for Manor Castle – Sheffield City Council Election 2020
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,…
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…
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…
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…