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Monthly Archives: May 2018

1st  Paddy Ashdown on Windrush and Hong Kong (1) by The Voice
  Are you standing for election on Thursday for the Lib Dems? Are you out and LGBT+? (2) by Jennie Rigg
  Ed and Vince appeal to Sajid Javid to retain people’s rights to access Home Office data about them (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Roger Roberts attacked on front page of Daily Mail (16) by Caron Lindsay
2nd  The Independent View: Invitation to Lib Dem Women – Be involved with research on women’s political representation (0) by The Fawcett Society
  Pauline Pearce: People can still knock on my door if I become Mayor (1) by The Voice
  LibLink: Christine Jardine: Creative industries face serious threat from Brexit (0) by NewsHound
  Manchester: Your children are watching…. (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Wera Hobhouse secures PM’s backing for her call to make upskirting a criminal offence (0) by The Voice
3rd  It’s Election Day! (3) by Kirsten Johnson
  Welsh Lib Dems say Whole Systems Approach needed to children’s services (0) by The Voice
  And Music Services continue to be cut… (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  Local elections open thread (38) by Caron Lindsay
4th  2 am update – Lib Dems making steady gains all across the country (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Brilliant result in Richmond – and high hopes for Kingston (6) by Mary Reid
  8 am update: “The Lib Dems are the only ones to have won on the night” (23) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Death around the world (1) by Tom Arms
  Former Conservative Councillor joins Liberal Democrats (1) by NewsHound
  Last night it looked good, today it’s not looking bad either :-) (9) by Paul Walter
  +++ We’re now 76 seats up (1) by Paul Walter
  +++Lib Dems gain control of Kingston (2) by Paul Walter
  +++Lib Dems gain control of Kingston! (6) by Paul Walter
  +++We’re now up 75 seats and four councils! (17) by Paul Walter
  Dr Michael Thrasher: “The Lib Dems have a strong basis for saying they are back.” (2) by Paul Walter
  Finally, a little bit of sunshine (12) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Local Elections 2018: Enjoy the success and build on it (16) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems can heal divides with useful answers to people’s problems (41) by Katharine Pindar
6th  Former Lib Dem MEP Bill Newton-Dunn is one of our Richmond councillor gains (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Post-election reflections on building a Lib Dem core vote (54) by Joyce Onstad
7th  Welcome to my day: 7 May 2018 – the future’s bright? (1) by Mark Valladares
  So, where do the Liberal Democrats go from here? (50) by John Marriott
  Richmond shows progressive alliances do work (57) by Chris Bowers
  Embracing Diversity (0) by Jane Reed
8th  A massive shoutout for Thursday’s winners A-M (3) by Joe Otten
  A massive shoutout for Thursday’s winners N-Z (8) by Joe Otten
  Tom Brake: Trump “reckless and short-sighted” on Iran nuclear deal (6) by The Voice
  Sad news: Colin Rosenstiel has died (35) by Caron Lindsay
9th  Layla Moran: Country in need of long term care plan (8) by The Voice
  Lords defeat a victory for common-sense (1) by Tahir Maher
  Liberal Democrats should oppose making over 65s pay NHI contributions (41) by Martin Roche
  More defeats for the Government on the Brexit deal – but does it matter? (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Student Contract with Their Universities (5) by Tahir Maher
  The Tories are failing vulnerable children (6) by Tahir Maher
  Playing Games While Telling (2) by Tahir Maher
  Better for Business, Better for Britain (70) by Tom Purvis
10th  Children’s mental health – the Government is not getting it right (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  Radical Ideas for the Future (38) by Chris Lee
  The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Annual Report (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  A 21st-Century Liberal Approach to Education (10) by Paul Hindley
  Tim Farron withdraws from event after seeing promotional material which attacks the “gay lobby” and talks about problems with Islam and immigration (28) by Caron Lindsay
  Fancy being in charge of the party’s finances? (1) by Caron Lindsay
11th  Observations of an ex pat: Iranian ripples (5) by Tom Arms
  A mistake from the Coalition years that we must never repeat (152) by Caron Lindsay
  Lady Shirley Hooson: An obituary (2) by William Powell
  LibLink: Alex Cole-Hamilton: No such thing as a right to sex (7) by NewsHound
  Stephen Lloyd calls for action to help victims of domestic violence through Universal Credit (6) by Caron Lindsay
12th  WATCH: Christine Jardine’s speech supporting Leveson 2 (4) by The Voice
  Lewisham East candidate announced (9) by The Voice
13th  WATCH: Dorothy Thornhill on her 16 years as Mayor of Watford (1) by The Voice
  Labour discord over Lewisham East selection as Lib Dem Lucy Salek starts work (5) by NewsHound
  The Lib Dem Press Office celebrates Eurovision (25) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #516 (0) by Caron Lindsay
14th  Liberal Democrats must think big and long to thrive. Craving exit from Brexit does neither. (89) by Will Parker
  Data Spring Clean (9) by Sanjay Samani and Richard Kember
15th  Improving consumer knowledge in the energy industry (7) by Tom Purvis
  On the effects of social media on young people (8) by Joe Otten
  Do you want chips on your shoulder with that g…? (15) by Joe Otten
  Lib Dems lead in Portsmouth, confidence and supply with Labour in Trafford (1) by Caron Lindsay
16th  Vince Cable’s message as Ramadan begins (0) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Dorothy Thornhill: Harry Potter and my spell as England’s longest serving woman mayor (1) by NewsHound
  How do benefit sanctions affect mental health? (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Fantasy Frontbench – University College London (UCL) (0) by Tahir Maher
  Evening with Vince Cable (0) by Tahir Maher
  Vince Cable talks about his mother’s mental illness, his father’s racism and overcoming prejudice in a moving and candid interview (0) by The Voice
  UK participation in Eurovision 2019 in Israel would condone “outrageous human rights violations” (18) by Paul Walter
  Alderdice Review: Campaigning or Enforcing? (7) by Gordon Lishman
  Time to appeal to youth, and to enrol more students (134) by Katharine Pindar
17th  Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  We’re turning away skilled workers (14) by The Voice
  International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (3) by Andrew Brown
  Renters need fairer access to affordable credit (3) by Olly Grender
  Ed Davey says arming all police would be “disproportionate” (6) by Caron Lindsay
18th  Observations of an ex pat: Media attack (1) by Tom Arms
  Christine Jardine: We cannot rest until LGBT people across the globe can live freely (4) by The Voice
  This Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond, remember to say ‘no’ once in a while (2) by Matt Dolman
  Scottish Liberal Democrats highlight perinatal mental health (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Jamie Stone’s identity likely “stolen by a drug dealer in Manchester” (0) by NewsHound
  How YOU can help Lucy Salek in Lewisham this weekend (12) by The Voice
19th  National Liberal Club to trial relaxation of dress code (15) by Janet Berridge
  Wishing Harry and Meghan all the very best (37) by Caron Lindsay
20th  Lord Martin Thomas writes….Jeremy and me (29) by Martin Thomas
  WATCH: Michael Curry’s incredible sermon at the Royal Wedding – how to make poverty history (12) by Caron Lindsay
  Liverpool Labour meltdown – what the Lib Dems are doing (1) by The Voice
  Actually, Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP could help win a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal. (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Temporary reprieve for funds for disabled election candidates (0) by The Voice
  Will MPs finally get parental leave? (4) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #517 (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Today on Lucy Salek’s Lewisham campaign…and why you should go to help her soon (14) by Caron Lindsay
21st  Devolution – what is it good for? (21) by David Thorpe
  Have you ever thought of becoming a Parish councillor? (7) by Mark Valladares
  The abortion debate is more complicated than arguing the rights of mums versus babies (20) by Elizabeth Jewkes
22nd  Joe from the Windrush Generation helped shape my liberal life (1) by Andy Boddington
  Community Politics is not a technique for winning local government elections (33) by Gordon Lishman
23rd  To Brexit or Not to Brexit – That is the Question (7) by Tahir Maher
  The trouble with World Trade Organisation (WTO) (0) by Tahir Maher
  A long read for a Wednesday lunchtime: Tim Farron on Vince, Vulcans, the centre ground and “identity politics” (28) by Caron Lindsay
  Water Shortage Predictions are Deeply Disturbing (0) by Tahir Maher
  Why Vince highlighted the Labour/Tory Brexit love-in (2) by The Voice
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