Walter James: Last surviving 1950 General Election candidate

I don’t recall ever meeting Walter James, the last surviving candidate of any party who fought the 1950 General Election who has died aged ...

Some newspapers’ attitude to refugees is downright disgraceful and un-British

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LDV Poetry: Moving forward

Devastating  gruelling what a cruel night and so unexpected. Friends and colleagues dismissed so much expertise ...

Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #429

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 429th weekly round-up from ...

LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

Many thanks to the 15,500  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this ...

Tim Farron’s Q & A with Scottish Party members: “Liberals, moderates, our time has come”

Tim Farron came to Scotland on Thursday and spent an hour taking questions from party members at a very hastily arranged event at Party HQ ...

Lib Dems could try to out-flank Corbyn from the left? Are you having a laugh? Oh, and quit the anonymous briefings…

I am more than a little irritated by an article in the FT in which three of our eight MPs are quoted. They are ...

Walter James, last surviving Liberal Party candidate from the 1945 General Election, dies aged 103

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Sexual harassment and assault of women on trains must be taken more seriously

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Don’t talk to me about migrants…

I didn't actually get to see a news bulletin until 10pm last night and when I did, I was livid. Language matters. The 59 men, ...

URGENT: Deadline for notifying LDHQ of Conference reps extended till Monday 7th September at midday

There was great disappointment amongst Liberal Youth members earlier this month as they were told that they were too late to notify LDHQ of their ...

Safety on trains for women – what do the rail companies have to say?

There's been a lot of discussion about train safety for women ...

A chance to help shape Liberal Democrat policy on social security, privacy and sex work

The party's Federal Policy Committee is looking for party members to take part in policy working groups to develop policy in three particular areas: Social security Security ...

Willie Rennie’s tribute to Charles Kennedy from Dingwall memorial service

On Monday, a memorial service for Charles Kennedy was held in Dingwall, a town just ...

Tim Farron MP writes…Liberal Democrats will work with anyone to reform the House of Lords

Yesterday, the news was released about the latest tranche of appointments to the House of Lords.  The Liberal Democrat peers will be, as they always have ...

Emails go out to start voting on our Greater London Authority candidates

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Conference Countdown 2015: Human Rights motion – we need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water

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Tim Farron in Scotland: Scotland’s parties can embarrass Tories into action on migrant crisis

Tim Farron was up in Scotland today, on his first visit since becoming leader.. He hosted a roundtable session in Edinburgh with the Scottish Refugee ...

Jo Swinson writes…Dissolution honours make the contribution of women look invisible

Congratulations to all of the new Liberal Democrat Peers announced today.  They will strengthen our existing excellent team in the Lords, fighting for a democratically ...

Dame Annette Brooke, Hilary Stephenson, Matt Hanney and Ben Williams OBE and the rest of the Lib Dem Dissolution Honours

The dissolution honours have been published in full. When Vince Cable publishes his new book next month, he will do so as Sir Vince. There's ...

Eleven new Liberal Democrat peers announced

Eleven new Liberal Democrat peers have been announced in the Dissolution Honours. Congratulations to them. I will admit to being slightly annoyed at the fact that ...

Candidates and financial exclusion

I’ve seen a number of comments recently about the financial cost of being a candidate. That is particularly sharp with people standing for parliament, but ...

Willie Rennie: Lib Dems are for aspirational Scots with a social conscience

In a speech to the Scottish Council for Development and Industry in Aberdeen yesterday, Willie Rennie claimed the radical centre ground for the Liberal Democrats, ...

Lord Jim Wallace writes: New Lib Dem colleagues will campaign with me to reform House of Lords

It is desperately disappointing that to many people outside Westminster, the impression that they have of the House of Lords is that espoused by the ...

Christine Jardine selected to fight Aberdeenshire East for Holyrood election

Christine Jardine put up one hell of a fight against Alex Salmond in the Gordon ...

The Telegraph takes a pop at the Lib Dem Disco

One of the highlights of the forthcoming conference, the Lib Dem Disco, has been ...

York’s Liberal Democrats secure future of local swimming pool

As I wrote on this site previously, here in York we recently entered into a joint ...

Why I’m not going to castigate Jeremy Corbyn over women only train carriages

Twitter is having one of its more febrile moments over Jeremy Corbyn's plans for women-only train carriages. I actually think that there are reasons to praise ...

International Office welcomes young Liberals from around the world to Autumn Conference

This year, the International Office is bringing a delegation of eight young liberals from ...

The crowded centre-left

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