In a change to the usual schedule, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be taking questions from listeners around the country at 9am this morning, Wednesday (not tomorrow, Thursday):
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) February 20, 2013
With any luck, he’ll get the chance to differentiate himself from David Cameron’s ill-judged attack on Hilary Mantel for her article on the Duchess of Cambridge.
And a bit of good cheer for Lib Dems this morning. While all the by-election focus has been on Eastleigh, Lib Dem Graham Pooley won a by-election yesterday on Chelmsford council, with a 10% swing from the Conservatives. He’s pictured below with fellow campaigners, Daisy Benson and Theresa Higgins.
LDs make gain in Chelmsford local by election (Broomfield/Walthams).LD 543 Con 423 UKIP 280 Lab 129 GRN 47. UKIP vote might worry blues
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 20, 2013
* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.