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Woolas trial: court delays verdict

Lib Dem Voice can reveal that the rare Election Petition Court which was held in Uppermill for the constituency of Oldham East and Saddleworth earlier in September will be delayed in giving its verdict.

Mr Justice Nigel Teale, one of the two High Court judges hearing the case, originally indicated that they would give their verdict sometime in mid-October.

Helen Mountfield QC asked whether there was a likelihood of a verdict at the end of the week of giving evidence, but Mr Justice Teale made plain in the politest and firmest way that neither he nor Mr Justice Griffith Williams, the other …

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    Patrick - the Campaign started on 31st October 2019 when we were at about 15%, already down from 20% a month earlier. However we ended...
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    We do seem politically very naive, don't we? Whether it's winning votes in university constituencies and then doing the infamous u-turn on tuition fees, or...
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    Thank you David and Laurence, it seems that I have to read the right newspapers - or their websites - to see things that the...
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    Thank you, Laurence. My belief was for a long time that this idea of community politics was something which was attractive to all members. OK...
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    @David Allen See my posting at 12:45pm above.
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    Why has nobody mentioned https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/14/lib-dems-warned-not-to-back-december-election-vince-cable-tim-farron Those who cannot learn tough lessons from history will be condemned to repeating them.
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