Author Archives: Huw Dawson

Opinion: Thinking Too Hard About Plaid

This election has shaken up many people’s conception of politics. For the time being, we as Lib Dems have succeeded in what we’ve always attempted to create – a political triangle of us, Labour and the Conservatives.

As my first election – and indeed my first opportunity to experience politics as an adult – it’s been an interesting campaign. But I’m not in my home territory of Accrington. I’m in western Wales, on the fringes of our island. I’m not fighting Red or Blue, because I’m fighting Green, or to put it another way, I’m fighting the Welsh Nationalists. And …

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The second biggest fight in Wales: Ceredigion

The Liberal Democrats have four seats in Wales. Everyone’s heard of Lembit Opik, MP for Montgomeryshire. Then you have Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central. Roger Williams is the MP for Brecon & Radnorshire and Mark Williams is the MP for Ceredigion. Most people in Britain wouldn’t be able to find these places on a map, but that doesn’t really matter. I’m only going to talk about one – Ceredigion.

Mark Williams won a victory in 2005 that, quite frankly, was a complete surprise. You might have caught Kirsty Williams AM (Who is totally unrelated, I hasten to clarify) bursting into …

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Opinion: We Must Fight Against the End of Our Internet

Our Internet is a place that we, as individuals, have built for ourselves. It is a place where anybody can, with a little bit of money, build their own house and hang whatever curtains they like. It is a place where knowledge, art and music (rightly or wrongly) can be freely shared across the globe, and where we can connect with people of all shapes and sizes and of all walks of life.

I am only a youth, but I know Australians, Americans, Canadians, French, Dutch, Swedes, Finns, and many more nationalities besides. Think back to when you were young …

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  • User AvatarMichael 1 13th Dec - 7:11am
    Sadly I see the SNP have ended up on 48 seats depriving us of the sight of Ruth Davidson taking a cold dip! Good to...
  • User AvatarRichard S 13th Dec - 6:54am
    There are comments asking why the results have changed since the Euro elections. They haven't changed. Past experience shows that UKIP general election performances didn't...
  • User AvatarMartin Land 13th Dec - 6:34am
    Very much as I expected. Time to bring back the King over the Water?
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 13th Dec - 6:28am
    Paula Ferguson was 985 behind in Winchester.
  • User Avatarfrankie 13th Dec - 6:26am
    There will be going forward many comments stating " The Tories went low they lied, we played nice and went high" yes very true but...
  • User AvatarDan M-B 13th Dec - 6:20am
    In the wash up I'd like to see some thought given to the way we have been misrepresenting some of our polling positions. Take NES...
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