Author Archives: Neil Fawcett

Excellent Abingdon Action Day

Abingdon South Action DayThere was a fantastic turnout for our Fairer Taxes Action Day in Abingdon South on Saturday, reflecting the success of the day nationwide.

Led by our new Parliamentary Candidate Layla Moran, we did a mix of surveying, collecting petition signatures, delivering target mailings and distributing flyers about a key local development issue.

As well as local members and councillors we were delighted to welcome helpers from as far away as Reading, Milton Keynes and Wallingford.

The reception on the doorstep was very positive.  Quite a few people already knew about how …

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OxWAb selects Layla Moran

Congratulations to Layla Moran who has been selected by Oxford West & Abingdon Lib Dems as their new Parliamentary Candidate.

The Conservatives won the constituency by just 176 votes in the 2010 General Election and is one of the most winnable seats for the Lib Dems at the next election.

Layla’s selection comes just four days after the Lib Dems trounced the Conservatives in a district council by-election in Sunningwell & Wootton on a 17% swing.

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Neil Fawcett: my first conference memories

I joined the Liberal Party during the 1987 general election having been signed up by local Lib Dem councillor Stan Wilson. This led to my first canvassing experience on behalf of Glyn Nightingale in the ward held by Lib Dem blogger Chris Abbot and, after the election, much encouragement that I should go to conference.

So, 20 years ago this week, I was given a lift to Harrogate not having the first clue what to expect and pitched my tent in a small campsite just outside town (yes, really!). Luckily I found myself pitched next to a family of Lib …

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  • User AvatarDave Page 23rd Sep - 5:17pm
    Genius!
  • User Avatarmack (Not a Lib dem) 23rd Sep - 5:04pm
    Mick Taylor 23rd Sep '14 - 1:12pm "Mack, Nick Clegg is NOT linking English devolution to the decision to devolve more to Scotland. Quite the...
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 23rd Sep - 5:03pm
    "Chatting about this on Facebook last night, a friend of mine recounted how he at 17 was serving in the Armed Forces in Berlin during...
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 23rd Sep - 4:58pm
    @Debra One difficulty is that England and Wales share a legal system so I'm not sure an England only parliament would work. Thanks very much...
  • User Avatarmack (Not a Lib dem) 23rd Sep - 4:58pm
    @ Stuart Moran I concur with all your remarks. @ BrianD I totally agree with your substantive point about a fair society but if the...
  • User AvatarAllan Heron 23rd Sep - 4:46pm
    There does need to be a UK Federal Parliament but it can't be a dumping ground for the odds and sods that English regions don't...