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Cable needs to speak up and answer questions before he gets crowned as leader

I was once elected as a Liberal Democrat leader without a contest. Long term readers of this blog (I like to pretend there are some) or those few with memories of Colchester politics of more than four years will remember that I was…

Finally, a use for Liam Fox

It’s the first round of MP balloting in the Conservative Party leadership election today, with five candidates for them to choose from: Theresa May, Andrea Leadsom, Stephen Crabb, Michael Gove and disgraced former minister Liam Fox who resigned in disgrace. Now, you might…

Labour’s leadership election takes us into the silly season

Somewhere in Labour HQ this morning, a junior apparatchik is frantically scouring the party constitution and rulebook, attempting to find a Graham Chapman Rule that allows the party’s NEC to step in and declare that the leadership election is over because it’s all…

On electing Tim Farron, and where we go now

Yesterday was an odd day. I’d met up with some of the other people from the Tim Farron campaign at the Taproom in Islington, just over the road from the Assembly Hall where the new leader would make his first speech. We’d been…

We did it!

I’m standing in a very hot Islington Assembly Hall right now, awaiting the arrival of our new leader on stage. There’ll be a proper blog post on this tomorrow but I just wanted to say that I’m very happy right now and very…

Guest post: Liberal Youth members on why they’re supporting Tim Farron for leader

(Following on from the guest posts by Simon Banks, Nigel Quinton and Grace Goodlad on why they’re supporting Tim for leader, I’ve been asked to host this letter from nearly 50 Liberal Youth members about why they’re supporting him for leader. As I’m…

Guest Post: Grace Goodlad on why it’s Time 4 Tim and a fresh start

(In addition to my ‘Bloggers for Tim’ list, I’m also opening up the blog to guest posts from people supporting him for leader. The latest one is from Grace Goodlad, and if you want to follow in her footsteps, please get in touch!)…

Guest post: Nigel Quinton on why he believes Tim Farron is the best choice for leader

Nigel Quinton was the Liberal Democrat candidate in South West Hertfordshire in 2015, and you can find out more about him on his own site. If you want to write a guest post about why you’re supporting Tim for leader, please get in…

Guest post: Simon Banks on why he’s supporting Tim Farron for leader

I mentioned in my previous links post that I’m happy to take guest posts for Tim Farron here on the blog and Simon Banks was the first to respond. If you’d like to follow in his footsteps, then get in touch. About Simon:…

Bloggers for Tim: A collection of posts backing Tim Farron for Lib Dem leader

I thought it would be useful to bring together all the blog posts written in support of Tim Farron’s leadership campaign into a single post. I’ve gathered these from Tim’s site, the Lib Dem Blogs aggregator and others I’ve seen links to. If…