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Michael Beckett chosen to fight Rotherham for the Liberal Democrats

Michael Beckett has been chosen as the Lib Dem candidate to fight Rotherham in the parliamentary by-election later this month. He was chosen from a shortlist of candidates by local party members.

In his professional life, Michael Beckett has helped businesses in Yorkshire grow, and has a good understanding of the problems the economic situation is having on companies in the area. Also, as a former manager for the Citizens Advice Bureau, he has many years helping the most vulnerable individuals with their problems.

Michael says that …

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I hope this isn’t what Labour means by sensible debate over Parliamentary boundaries

We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about how keen the Labour Party is to have sensible debate, careful consideration and proper analysis of the government’s proposals to change the way Parliamentary boundaries are drawn up.

So if you were to take a look at an article just written for a Labour pressure group by a current MP (i.e. one who has been in Parliament whilst the legislation has had all its House of Commons stages) and member of the Labour Party, and published by a Labour pressure group, you’d expect it perhaps to contribute to that serious debate. Or at …

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  • User AvatarRoland 27th Apr - 4:21pm
    "It would be good to hear from a pro-FPTP Lib Dem on the case for continuing in government without electoral reform, and how he/she thinks...
  • User Avatardavid 27th Apr - 4:16pm
    Both are as good as each other - outside election period. Face to face on the doorstep wins hands down during the election period
  • User Avatarmatt (Bristol) 27th Apr - 4:08pm
    Paul Barker - Has Nick Clegg really explicitly ruled out working with the DUP??? I'll be glad if he has,but thought he hadn't.
  • User AvatarRichard Flowers 27th Apr - 4:06pm
    @ John Dunn, You wouldn't, I presume, say "the armed forces should be sold off; if you like Trident then subscribe to it, but don't...
  • User AvatarTCO 27th Apr - 4:04pm
    @David-1 So why not rule out working with Labour? Why not rule out working with every party that’s not as simon-pure as Nick Clegg claims...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 27th Apr - 4:01pm
    Do you actually have any specifics on the legislation Mr Miliband is proposing, or are you just imagining possibilities based on a headline?