Liberal Democrats

Campaign-kick off: 24 hours to go

6 May 2015 8:11

Finally, after six weeks of campaigning, endless opinion polls and the semi-TV debates, the final day of the 2015 general…

Election podcast special: 48 hours to go

5 May 2015 15:42

In today’s election special podcast, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss David Cameron’s election rally with Boris Johnson in Hendon and…

Cameron wins 81 seat majority in the (junior) General Election

5 May 2015 11:40

At last, David Cameron has won an election. First News, a weekly newspaper for school children, organised a national Junior…

Coffee Shots: SNP voter trolls the Secretary of State for Scotland

4 May 2015 18:28

Although one recent poll suggested that the SNP will win every seat in Scotland, there are still a few Liberal Democrat…

Michael Gove: Tories could still work with the Lib Dems

4 May 2015 9:00

The Tories were less than pleased last week when Danny Alexander revealed confidential communications between the coalition partners regarding child benefit to a…

Miriam González Durántez breaks political protocol at fashion event

28 April 2015 15:02

After Nick Clegg enjoyed a night out at the pub earlier this month, it only seems fair that his wife…

Coffee Shots: Liberal Democrats struggle with the small print

24 April 2015 11:00

As the Liberal Democrats fight for survival in the general election, word reaches Mr S that things in the yellow…

Image from Islington: Lib Dems troll Emily Thornberry

23 April 2015 11:01

It’s St George’s Day today, and presumably Labour’s Emily Thornberry is out looking for ‘amazing’ houses draped in English flags.…

Paddy Ashdown: Grant Shapps is ‘fine man’ who’s ‘never done anything dodgy’

21 April 2015 19:52

You have to hand it to the Liberal Democrats: they know how to put out a press release. Following accusations…

The coming battle for legitimacy

18 April 2015 13:10

Jonathan Freedland has written a compelling column on the challenge that Ed Miliband will face to establish his legitimacy if…

Matthew Hanc**k’s election leaflets send out the wrong message

17 April 2015 12:53

Earlier this year Mr S revealed how plans for a set of campaign posters for the Conservative candidate Flick Drummond had…

Exclusive: Where the next generation of MPs think the burden of cuts should fall

16 April 2015 16:16

What do the next generation of MPs think with regards to public services, government spending and taxes? Coffee House has…

David Cameron’s Evan Davis interview: defenceless on defence

15 April 2015 20:11

“I’ve got it too,” said David Cameron, whipping out the ‘contract with Britain’ he published five years ago. His team seems…

New poll shows Tories will benefit from Lib Dem collapse in South West

15 April 2015 20:08

The Liberal Democrats are facing wipeout in their South Western heartlands. According to a new poll from ComRes/ITV News conducted…

Clegg’s offer to voters: I’ll be the Tories’ heart and Labour’s brain

15 April 2015 12:44

The Lib Dem manifesto launch was typically Liberal Democrat. Nick Clegg offered a robust defence of the coalition declaring simply…

Campaign kick-off: 22 days to go

15 April 2015 9:30

Three manifestos down, two more to go. Yesterday, the Conservatives launched their plan for government and promised to be ‘the party…

Nick Clegg sets out red lines for coalition negotiations with Labour and the Tories

13 April 2015 20:59

Nick Clegg produced Lib Dem red lines for any coalition with either Labour or the Tories in an interview with…

Revealed: Desperate Clegg takes £50,000 in last-minute donations in fight to keep his seat

7 April 2015 11:35

According to a recent Ashcroft poll, Nick Clegg is on course to lose his seat in the general election. If…

Why all this talk of a hung parliament could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

6 April 2015 17:18

In a close campaign, you would normally expect the smaller parties to get squeezed as voters decided that is really…

Parties launch tax attacks as Britain heads to the beach

6 April 2015 9:27

The three main parties are having a fight about tax today. It’s the day the rise in the personal allowance…

Nick Clegg’s picture caption election

1 April 2015 17:53

Mock Nick Clegg all you like, but he is taking an impressively pragmatic approach to this General Election. The Deputy…

Could Nick Clegg really lose his seat?

1 April 2015 13:29

Will the Liberal Democrats avoid being wiped out at the upcoming election? In his latest round of constituency polling, Lord…

Exclusive: Nick Clegg enlists Basil Fawlty to play Farage in TV debate rehearsals

1 April 2015 7:24

Tomorrow’s TV debate between the seven party leaders is the chance for the insurgent parties to muscle up to the…

Nick Clegg’s women problem

30 March 2015 22:34

Nick Clegg ain’t done yet, and as if to prove how deadly serious he is about winning this election, the…

All aboard the election battle bus

30 March 2015 13:12

Now that David Cameron and Nick Clegg have had their final audiences with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, they can…