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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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Over £6,000 raised online for Evan Harris

Regular readers of  my posts about online politics will know my scepticism of the extent to which online fundraising can work in the UK on the same scale as it does in the US (e.g. because there’s a different attitude towards supporting causes by giving money rather than time in the US and because in the UK campaigns, courtesy of their parties, usual start with a significant donor lists rather than having to create ones from scratch).

However, what it certainly can do is to catch a moment of enthusiasm and to make it easy to do that which would otherwise …

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  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 25th Nov - 9:41pm
    Does anyone think that mental health may be linked in some way to the health of the economy? if you are plagued by worry over...
  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 25th Nov - 9:37pm
    @Simon Shaw "In the only recent parliamentary by-election where we stood a realistic chance (Eastleigh) we won the seat." As Professor John Curtice has pointed...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 25th Nov - 9:07pm
    This should sort the link: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71d48fce-74a1-11e4-8321-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=uk#axzz3K52l9O3i
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 25th Nov - 9:04pm
    Or with these huge cuts that must be made to achieve this deal with the Tories: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71d48fce-74a1 ... z3K52l9O3i
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 25th Nov - 8:54pm
    John Roffey 25th Nov '14 - 8:11pm And I will campaign for the same outcome as you until the New Year. I have cancelled my...
  • User AvatarHywel 25th Nov - 8:53pm
    How does policy square with this? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30150747 (which may or may not actually be true but I've not seen any response to it