The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is to consider whether the MP breached rules by failing to fully declare a £10,000 donation received by his local party in south London. Mr Hughes’s spokesman said the money, from a scrap metal firm, was registered with the Electoral Commission. There is no suggestion that Mr Hughes benefited personally from the donation.
Lib Dem leader stands down (ThisIsBristol)
LIBERAL Democrat Simon Cook has stood down as leader of the party as he takes up his new position in George Ferguson’s cabinet. … Members last night paid tribute to the leadership of Councillor Cook, who succeeded Barbara Janke as group and council leader in May. He has been given responsibility for culture and sport in the Mayor’s cabinet.
Is This The Face Of The Lib Dem’s Future? (The Voice)
AT AGE 20, Yahaya Kiyingi is one of the Liberal Democrats’ fastest rising young stars. The political aspirant has caught the eye of top politicians such as Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and his deputy Simon Hughes and will become the youngest ever parliamentary candidate, if all goes as he hopes. He will also become the party’s first African MP if he wins his fight for a north London seat in 2015.
Not sorry now: a Lib Dem success story (The Independent)
Just when you thought the Liberal Democrats were incapable of getting anything right their national press office has pulled off a double triumph.
Leaked e-mail reveals plan to bring in Lib Dem MEP for Lincolnshire by default (ThisIsLincolnshire)
A leaked e-mail which revealed a plan to ensure an aspiring Euro MP gained a seat as Lincolnshire’s representative in Brussels has been withdrawn. The message to Lib Dem party members urged them to re-elect Bill Newton Dunn, who it said would then stand down to make way for a “party favourite”.