In February, Ecuador will elect a new President and National Assembly. In 4 minutes, here's what you need to know about the candidates, parties, major issues & implications for the wider world. https://tomparkinwrites.medium.com/ecuadors-2021-election-what-you-need-to-know-d44128d2ac02
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)
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
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
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
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Guest article for PolitiNation. 'As a pro-European, I know the dangers of voting for popular far-right politicians. 'Brexit' meant Britain learnt the hard way. America, please don't. There's too much at stake.' Click here to view the article