Articles tagged Liberal Democrats:

EXCLUSIVE: Tories Want Dyke to Fight as a Joint LibDem/Tory Candidate

  • 18 Apr 2007

I've been doing some digging into the Greg Dyke Story. As I reported below, Andrew Neil said on his programme this lunchtime that the Conservatives want Greg Dyke to stand against Ken Livingstone. I've now had it confirmed that this is indeed the case, but it gets even more bi...

Responding to Frederick Forsyth

  • 24 Feb 2007

I am honoured that Frederick Forsyth has written a letter to the Telegraph commenting on my article on Wednesday. Here it is... Sir - Iain Dale ("Tories' Champagne should stay on ice", Comment, February 21) tells us that David Cameron "wanted to make Lib Dem voters feel th...

Living in the Constituency

  • 21 Oct 2006

Ellee Seymour has an interesting little titbit about York LibDems leafleting constituents alerting them that Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Julian Sturdy lives three miles outside the constituency and therefore cannot be considered to be a local candidate. Pathetic, but ...

EXCLUSIVE 2: LibDems Face Having to Pay Back £2.4 Million Donation

  • 21 Apr 2006

The LibDems were faced tonight with the prospect of having to pay back the £2.4 donation received from Michael Brown (left), who was arrested in Spain today on 53 charges allege forgery, perjury, dishonesty, perverting the course of justice and obtaining a passport by deceptio...

EXCLUSIVE: LibDem Donor Faces Fraud Charges

  • 21 Apr 2006

THIS BLOG WAS TWO HOURS AHEAD OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ON THIS STORY! 1pm: I've just been told that later today we will hear that Michael Brown, the guy who donated £2 million to the Liberal Democrats, is facing fraud charges in the UK and an application has been made for hi...

EXCLUSIVE: Did His Credit Card Statement 'Do' for Simon Hughes?

  • 27 Jan 2006

Something has been bugging me about the Simon Hughes issue. In a post below, I stated that The Sun had got hold of his phone records. However, I now understand that it may have actually been his credit card records which The Sun obtained. I think therefore that Simon Hughes mi...

Simon Hughes Deserves Both our Condemnation and Understanding

  • 26 Jan 2006

And then there were two. Only Chris Huhne and Ming Campbell remain as serious contenders in the LibDem leadership race following Simon Hughes's outing in today's Sun. It's not the fact that he's gay that's the problem. It's the fact that like Mark Oaten and Charles Kennedy he ...

Call from North Norfolk Tory to Norman Lamb to Defect

  • 25 Jan 2006

When you're a Parliamentary Candidate you expend quite a lot of effort urging your supporters to write letters to the local newspaper either supporting your candidacy or to criticse the incumbent. One of the more regular correspondents of the Eastern Daily Press is a Conservat...

Charles Kennedy Quits

  • 6 Jan 2006

Daisy McAndrew (nee Sampson) joined ITN a few months ago from the BBC, where she had been hosting the Daily Politics Show with Andrew Neil. Before that she spent a couple of years as Charles Kennedy's Press Secretary. Today, Daisy McAndrew wielded the knife. She handed his pri...

Book Review: Jo Grimond by Michael McManus

  • 4 Mar 2002

  Book Review, New Statesman The Guardian   Jo Grimond: Towards the Sound of Gunfire Michael McManus Birlinn, 460pp, £20   Writing your first biography must be a formidable task for anyone. Michael McManus's task was perhaps harder than most, as his subje...