A good reason to check your emails

If you are a party member and you don’t know about the leadership hustings taking place between Ed Davey and Jo Swinson tomorrow night, you might want to check your emails as you will have an invitation to them.

You will need to RSVP in order to be sent the link to the proceedings.

It’s taking place tomorrow night at 7pm. If you can’t make it then, it will be uploaded to the party website after the event.g

Here’s the two in action at the London hustings to whet your appetite:

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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12 Comments

  • Adrian Sanders 16th Jun '19 - 1:47pm

    I’m not free at the time of the event tomorrow and I doubt my question would be chosen but I would really like to know the answer as it could determine how, or if, I vote:

    A simple yes or no. if it was up to you personally would you welcome our former parliamentary colleague Councillor David Ward back into the Party?

  • OnceALIbDem 16th Jun '19 - 8:46pm

    David is already back in the party:
    https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=2158

  • Adrian Sanders 17th Jun '19 - 8:47am

    OnceALIbDem – His appeal to be readmitted is being heard next Sunday by the Party’s Standards Committee.

  • chris moore 17th Jun '19 - 1:22pm

    OnceALIbDem 16th Jun ’19 – 8:46pm
    David is already back in the party:
    https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=2158

    You are wrong. The link you have posted is from a 2017 web page.

    Please do not post misinformation.

  • OnceALIbDem 17th Jun '19 - 7:28pm

    It’s the Bradford Council webpage as accessed last night. If it is misinformation please take that up with them.

  • chris moore 17th Jun '19 - 7:32pm

    OnceALIbDem 17th Jun ’19 – 7:28pm
    It’s the Bradford Council webpage as accessed last night. If it is misinformation please take that up with them.

    You have to use the internet with care and caution. It’s not good enough to reprint manifestly incorrect information.

  • chris moore 17th Jun '19 - 7:36pm

    You only have to go to the bottom of the page to see 2 unmissable clues that this is an non-updated page.

    Likewise, presumably, you also think David Ward is now Liberal Democrat Deputy leader…..

    Be serious.

  • That site is the official Bradford Council website. The council could reasonably be regarded as an accurate source of information about the political groups councillors sit in – not least because they need to keep that for legal reasons relating to political proportionality.

    On Sept 23rd 2017 that site referred to David as an Independent Councillor – with no party bird logo. The group at that point is the ‘Liberal Democrat and Independent Group’
    https://web.archive.org/web/20170923095518/https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=2158

    By Nov 9th 2018 he had changed to a Liberal Democrat – with bird. the Group name is ‘Liberal Democrat Group’ and he is now deputy leader
    https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=2158

    The Nov 9th 2018 page lists his ward colleagues as Cllrs Greenwood and Stelling. The latest version includes Cllr Sunderland, elected in a by-election earlier this year. So it’s clearly been updated then.

    Minutes of the full council 17th Oct 2017 have David as part of a group called ‘Liberal Democrat and Independent’.
    https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/documents/g6636/Printed%20minutes%2017th-Oct-2017%2016.00%20Council.pdf?T=1

    The full council just gone now has the group titled ‘Liberal Democrat’
    https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/documents/g6911/Printed%20minutes%2021st-May-2019%2010.30%20Council.pdf?T=1

    There has quite clearly been a change and it’s inconceivable that the Council would change a councillors political affiliation and the group name without some say so from their group.

    Having seen those changes it’s a fair conclusion that David had been readmitted to the party. I too find it hard to believe that a non-member would be made deputy leader but that’s what Bradford Council’s website says – and that was an updated added between Sept 2017 and Nov 2018 so they must have got that from somewhere.

  • Seems Bradford maybe seeing things differently from London!!! Having lived in that northern city earlier in my life I think they know best.

  • chris moore 18th Jun '19 - 1:10pm

    Hi OnceaLib Dem,

    I’ve re-read our conversation. I’ve been too acerbic.

    I’ve worked in two professions where analysis of reliabiity of information is a key aspect and I have a far less trusting attitude tan you to information that should be reliable. (There I do agree with you.)

    Unfortunately, government and council web pages are not infrequently in error, out of date etc.

    David Ward was suspended; he hasn’t been re-instated. His hearing is this weekend.

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