The Liberal Democrats; learning from the past, looking to the future

On Saturday I attended the first meeting of the Liberal Democrats’ new Federal Board and it’s clear that the mood, morale, and results for the Liberal Democrats are shifting in our favour. It’s easy to look at the face of UK politics and draw the conclusion that the Liberal Democrats are an irrelevance. However, when…

Brexit, Trump and 2015: I’m sick of being taught a lesson

I’m sick of being taught a lesson. I write this as I catch a train from Wales after a meeting to discuss the Party’s strategy to fight a council’s local elections and I just want to cry. On the taxi journey to work this morning, I spoke with the elderly driver and the conversation quickly…

Have the Lib Dems got their mojo back?

Thursday 7th of  May, a date that means very little to the majority of the population. Although, to 15 Liberal Democrats who sat on the Party’s governing body, it was the start of a lengthy process that eventually led to the publishing of a General Election review, governance review and the biggest party restructure since…

Lib Dems: The first test since ‘that result’

In May, things were difficult for Liberal Democrat candidates and staffers across the UK. Not exclusively because of the results, but more so because the party would enter its biggest phase of restructuring since its formation in 1988. The restructure was primarily headed up by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron after he revealed plans to…

The Liberal Democrats should never apologise for the coalition, here’s why.

Recently I was supporting James Duguid’s campaign in the Chandlers Ford by-election. Whilst there, I met one member who hadn’t canvassed since 2010 due to feeling embarrassed about the parties decision to form a coalition, but more so out of personal protest against Nick Clegg. Now, challenging somebody for not canvassing is not my prerogative,…

SHAME: Portsmouth turns its back on asylum seekers

As Portsmouth councillors convene in the council chambers, campaigners rallied outside to show their support for refugees after the Tory council shamefully proposed a motion committing Portsmouth to being a refugee free city. Portsmouth residents were making deputations to the council begging the Conservative administration to review their closed minded approach to the current refugee…