Liberal Democrats

Something to hide? Nick Clegg not mentioned on Sheffield Hallam Lib Dem leaflets

5 February 2015 13:03

Nick Clegg is not having a good day. A survey of the Deputy Prime Minister’s seat claims he is behind…

Which party has the strongest message?

2 February 2015 17:05

One interesting nugget from Lord Ashcroft’s latest batch of polling is what his focus groups in two seats – Sutton…

Why is Nick Clegg so happy?

18 January 2015 14:47

Nick Clegg always seems oddly upbeat when he’s doing interviews about just how badly his party could do in the General…

That’s Dr Vince Cable to you…

16 January 2015 11:10

After Vince Cable was ditched last week as the Liberal Democrat’s main economic spokesman, Mr S is pleased to hear…

Exclusive: Vince Cable will lose his economy job with the Lib Dems tomorrow

6 January 2015 18:13

Vince Cable will tomorrow lose his job as Liberal Democrat economy spokesman for the election, Coffee House understands. The party…

The Laws according to David

6 January 2015 12:20

As Westminster clatters back to life after the Christmas break, so the steady stream of invitations land on Steerpike’s mat.…

Nick Clegg’s new year pitch for eternal power

5 January 2015 14:11

Nick Clegg has clearly had an exciting Christmas. He used his first press conference of the year to talk about…

Nick Clegg: I have a great fanbase

2 January 2015 12:07

According to a recent YouGov poll, Nick Clegg has an overall rating of minus 54, making him more popular than…

Why parties should never trust their own MPs

16 December 2014 19:07

MPs are often fond of complaining that they are ignored by senior figures in their parties as orders are passed…

It’s beginning to feel a lot like a General Election

15 December 2014 10:27

David Cameron is talking about the ‘great, black, ominous cloud’ that Labour’s economic plans would put over the British economy.…

Nick Clegg’s PMQs challenge

10 December 2014 8:56

Nick Clegg is taking Prime Minister’s Questions today, which will at least force the Lib Dem leader to turn up…

Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies, aged 85

4 December 2014 16:58

Jeremy Thorpe, the former leader of the Liberal Party, has passed away aged 85, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for many…

Nick Clegg avoids Autumn Statement because ‘he just sits there’

3 December 2014 17:15

One notable absence on the government frontbench during the Autumn Statement today was Nick Clegg, who is in Cornwall today.…

Embarrassing (Han)cock-up in Commons as govt loses pub vote

18 November 2014 18:15

How did an amendment brought by a Lib Dem backbencher to an uncontroversial bill wind up with the government sustaining…

Lynne Featherstone replaces Baker as Osborne mocks ‘conspiracy theorist’

4 November 2014 12:53

Lynne Featherstone is to return to the Home Office to replace Norman Baker as Minister of State for Crime Prevention,…

Norman Baker quits as a Home Office minister

3 November 2014 23:31

Norman Baker has resigned as a Home Office minister tonight. Baker has quit, blaming the difficulties of working with Theresa…

Nick Clegg stakes the middle – again – but is it the sweet spot for Lib Dems?

22 October 2014 13:37

Speaking at a south London primary school this morning, Nick Clegg firmly reiterated the Lib Dems’ equidistance between the two…

The Liberal Democrats have come to terms with what they have done in government

8 October 2014 19:20

The Liberal Democrats might be in the single digits in the polls, but they were distinctly chipper this week. There’s…

Podcast special: Nick Clegg’s speech

8 October 2014 15:57

Nick Clegg delivered an aggressive speech this morning. But will it be enough to keep the Liberal Democrats in government?…

Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats are in high spirits – and in attack mode

8 October 2014 14:52

listen to ‘Podcast: Nick Clegg’s speech’ on audioBoom There were no rabbits in Nick Clegg’s speech today. Instead, there was…