Jo Swinson

Lib Dems are eyeing a bigger prize than blocking a no-deal Brexit

11 August 2019 6:50

Politicians determined to prevent a no-deal Brexit are locked in a Mexican stand-off. If Boris Johnson cannot command a Commons…

The leadership result that has Labour worried

27 July 2019 10:45

As the Westminster rumour mill goes into overdrive over the likelihood of an early general election, talk has turned to…

Jo Swinson sets her sights on Boris in Lib Dem victory speech

22 July 2019 17:39

Jo Swinson has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Succeeding Sir Vince Cable in the role,…

The Lib Dems could soon become important power brokers: here’s what they want

20 July 2019 12:22

An old joke among political journalists is that you know a writer has run out of topics when they start…

Kate Hoey on Jo Swinson vote pairing row: ‘she was okay to go on an anti-Trump demonstration’

19 July 2018 8:58

Although the government managed to win the crunch customs union vote this week, the victory was short-lived thanks to a…

Is ‘Lib Dem Pint’ sexist?

7 March 2018 17:46

Young Labour members have made headlines today after calling for a ban on alcohol at CLP meetings to ensure the…

Why opponents of the Thatcher statue are wasting their time

6 March 2018 20:04

Why on earth would we want to put up a statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square? That’s the question…

Jo Swinson: Why I’m not running to be Lib Dem leader

18 June 2017 18:17

It feels like an age since I was knocking on doors in the pouring rain in the final hour before…

Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader

14 June 2017 18:42

Tim Farron has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader. The Liberal Democrats did make a net gain of four seats but…

Do Labour voters hate the SNP enough to save the Lib Dems?

24 April 2015 12:36

For someone who might be about to lose her seat, Jo Swinson seems very perky as she walks the streets…

Lib dem poster van

Lib Dems switch on the sunshine – and attack ‘sinister’ Yes tactics

16 September 2014 12:12

The Lib Dems have just launched the final leg of their campaign against Scottish independence, which is a poster van…

The runners and riders for deputy leader of the Lib Dems

20 December 2013 12:50

The election of the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party is hardly hold the front page stuff. However,…

Sam Cam clearly got Dave's memo about the jumpers. Picture: Getty

Why politicians shouldn’t say ‘should’

18 October 2013 16:31

David Cameron is currently trying to work out what his position on jumpers is after Number 10 was forced to…

Real feminists stand up for women

18 October 2013 12:42

As Edmund Burke wrote: ‘Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend.’…

I would give up my seat for any pregnant woman, except Jo Swinson

18 October 2013 10:35

Apparently our MPs declined the opportunity to stand up and give the heavily pregnant minister Jo Swinson a seat during…

Rod Liddle on the cant of the Great Porn Act

2 August 2013 15:00

Several articles in this week’s issue of the Spectator are worth the cover price alone. We’ll be flagging them up…

Do MPs deserve a pay rise?

1 July 2013 11:09

A small group of MPs have put their heads above the parapet in a brave and commendable fashion by demanding…

This evening's Lib Dem conference rally. Picture: Getty.

Rallying the Liberal Democrat faithful

22 September 2012 20:32

One of the striking features of the opening rally at Liberal Democrat conference was how it was figures from the…

Votes and jokes at the Lib Dem conference

18 September 2010 20:27

The pro AV rally at Lib Dem conference demonstrated the problem with the AV campaign: they don’t think it is…