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Campaign for Gender Balance Blog Awards

The Campaign for Gender Balance has announced the shortlists for its Blog Awards, to be announced at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference.

The shortlists are as follows:

Best Blog by a Woman Liberal Democrat

Best Blog by a Woman Liberal Democrat

This shortlist will form the basis of two awards - the Judge's Choice and the Peoples' Choice. To vote in the People's Choice category, follow this link: http://cgbblog.notlong.com/

Best Blog Post by a Woman Liberal Democrat

Best Blog Post by a Woman Liberal Democrat

Best Blog by a Woman Non-Liberal Democrat

Best Blog by a Woman Non-Liberal Democrat

We are sad to report that Rose Hacker died on 4 February, one month before her 102nd birthday. Her remaining columns are continuing to be published by the Camden New Journal.

Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted and commiserations to everyone who was not. The final results will be announced at the Campaign for Gender Balance Blog Awards' Drinks Reception, taking place on Saturday 8th March 2008, between 8.00pm and 9.30pm, at Canada Suite, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool.

The awards will be decided by a prestigious team of judges:

  • Jo Swinson MP: Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Equalities and Chair of the Campaign for Gender Balance
  • Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter: Liberal Democrat spokesperson on broadcasting, a former producer on Newsnight and Vice Chair of the Campaign for Gender Balance
  • Ros Harper: Solicitor and compliance officer for a global bank, Lib Dem 2005 parliamentary candidate for Surrey Heath (as which she wrote a blog for Channel Four News) and Vice Chair of the Campaign for Gender Balance
  • James Graham: winner, Lib Dem Blog of the Year 2007
  • Olly Grender: former Liberal Democrat Director of Communications
  • Ros Taylor: Guardian journalist and an editor on the Comment is Free website

To read blogs by Liberal Democrats (women and men), see the Lib Dem Blogs website (http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk).

Latest Lib Dem Blogs

  • May 22, 2015:
    • Opinion: We mustn't be afraid to attack the opposition when they deserve it
      Many things are being written about the election we have just been through. I for one think this is great; everyone is engaged and wanting to examine what went wrong, how we can learn, what can we do next time. The key is that we're all committed to rebuilding and giving it all we have again next time. This is really encouraging, so I wanted to add my own little insight and raise a few more questions for our campaign teams, local and national, to address. My issue concerns the ever-dreaded 'negative' campaigning. It's something we as Liberal Democrats really ...
    • Don't Be Shaken by Rogue Traders...
      [IMG: Scaffolding] Following the earthquake this morning, KCC Trading Standards is warning Kent residents to be aware of rogue traders who might try to exploit the situation by cold calling at your door and offering to do unnecessary repair work. Say No to Rogue Traders! If you require work done to your home get a number of quotes. Use a reputable company who has been recommended by family or friends or use an approved trader via Checkatrade, where you will find traders that have the Kent County Council Trading Standards Approved badge. For advice and to report issues to KCC ...
    • Rushmoor BC, West Heath- 7th May 2015
      UKIP 1,334 [37.2%; -9.4%] Conservative 1,199 [33.4%; +4%] Conservative 1,173 UKIP 1,101 Labour 490 [13.7%; -1.8%] Labour 417 LD Josephine Murphy 319 [8.9%; +0.3%] LD Phillip Thompson 273 Conservative gain from UKIP Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Harlow LB, Great Parndon- 7th May 2015
      Conservative 1,696 [50.4%; +2.6%] Conservative 1,432 Labour 1,018 [30.2%; -16%] Labour 973 UKIP 652 [19.4%; +19.4%] UKIP 604 [LD [0.0%; -6%]] Conservative gain from UKIP Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • St Helens MB, Haydock- 7th May 2015
      Labour 3,072 [57.1%; -2.8%] Labour 2,650 UKIP 945 [17.6%; -5.4%] Conservative 920 [17.1%; +7%] UKIP 825 Green 442 [8.2%; +3.2%] Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Sefton MB, Ravenmeols- 7th May 2015
      Labour 2,273 [36.7%; +3.85%] Labour 2,202 Community Action Not Party Politics 1,927 [31.1%; -9.8%] Community Action Not Party Politics 1,870 Conservative 1,492 [24.1%; +6.1%] Conservative 1,406 Green 506 [8.2%; +8.2%] Green 314 Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Rossendale BC, Whitewell- 7th May 2015
      Labour 929 [27.9%; -11.9%] Conservative 861 [25.9%; -14.9%] Labour 807 UKIP 615 [18.5%; +18.5%] LD Tim Nuttall 611 [18.4%; -1%] Green 308 [9.3%; +9.3%] Conservative gain from Labour Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Tim Farron wants 100,000 Lib Dem members by next general election. Is he wise?
      Party leadership candidate wants much bigger party membership. What's not to like? It's great that a leadership candidate is talking about rebuilding the party's organisational strength, and that it is high up his list of priorities. Yet there are two problems with the 100,000 target. First, is it really achievable? Taking an issue, throwing out a large numerical number and talking about it with morale-raising enthusiasm is one of Tim's great skills. As with his house building target (which I have doubts about - see Comfort food for the liberal soul: Tim Farron's William Beveridge Memorial Lecture), what's not clear ...
    • Moorfields Mural - Iconic scenes of Liverpool
      [IMG: Iconic scenes of Liverpool] Iconic scenes of Liverpool Click on the photo to enlarge it The photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:- www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/
    • Rossendale BC, Irwell- 7th May 2015
      Conservative 967 [37%; +4.3%] Labour 884 [32.3%; +3.5%] Labour 803 Conservative 790 UKIP 608 [23.2%; -8.4%] Green 197 [7.5%; +7.5%] Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • North East Lincolnshire UA, East Marsh- 7th May 2015
      Labour 952 [28%; +5.2%] UKIP 883 [26%; +2.1%] Labour 867 LD Lauren Bruce 834 [24.5%; -26.8%] LD Les Windsor 662 Conservative 386 [11.3%; +11.3%] Green 211 [6.2%; +3.6%] TUSC 135 [4%; +2.7%] Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Norwich BC, Sewell- 7th May 2015
      Labour 2,018 [39.3%; +2.3%] Labour 1,454 Green 1,058 [20.6%; -6.2%] Conservative 1,046 [20.4%; +7.5%] Conservative 1,031 Green 1,015 UKIP 628 [12.2%; -4.6%] LD Thomas Crisp 383 [7.5%; +2.9%] LD Samuel Neal 205 Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Newcastle-upon-Tyne MB, Lemington- 7th May 2015
      Labour 2,518 [45.1%; -2.7%] Labour 2,052 UKIP 1,042 [21.8%; -6.7%] LD Lawrence Hunter 672 [14%; -2.5%] Conservative 501 [10.5%; -2.8%] It's Time to Put Newcastle First 414 [8.6%; +8.6%] Conservative 414 LD Ian Laverick 298 Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Newcastle-upon-Tyne MB, Denton- 7th May 2015
      Labour 2,306 [45.1%; -4%] Labour 1,995 UKIP 995 [19.5%; +19.5%] LD Colin Dalglish 673 [13.2%; -1.8%] Conservative 670 [13.1%; +2.2%] Conservative 499 It's Time to Put Newcastle First 467 [9.1%; -15.9%] LD Helen Laverick 380 Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Liverpool MB, Fazakerly- 7th May 2015
      Labour 5,211 [70.1%; +0.3%] Labour 4,930 UKIP 961 [12.9%; -4.5%] LD Graham Seddon 385 [5.2%; +0.1%] Conservative 369 [5%; +2.2%] Green 367 [4.9%; +0.6%] Green 365 Conservative 251 Liberal Party 138 [1.9%; +1.1%] Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Opinion: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez drops a few truth bombs on political parties
      I'm currently studying abroad in Salamanca, where, as in the rest of the country, there are municipal elections on 24th May. (Yes, polling day is on a Sunday.) My bedroom floor is covered in a variety of different party propaganda (yes, that is the word they use in Spain for it) that I've gathered for academic reasons, obviously. So, I was really excited to read Miriam's article in El País recently. It most certainly did not disappoint - if you want a lesson in how to drop truth bombs on political parties, look no further. Just to give a little ...
    • Test For Comments
      The post Test For Comments appeared first on James Taylor.
    • Kirklees MB, Greenhead 7th May2015
      Labour 4,260 [48.8%; -16.3%] Labour 3,421 Conservative 1,650 [18.9%; +5.9%] Conservative 1,282 UKIP 1,101 [12.6%; +12.6%] Green 959 [11%; -4%] Green 874 LD Manjit Singh 757 [8.7%; +1.7%] LD Diane Wild 695 Labour Hold Percentage change since 2014 (This was a differed by-election which ran simultaneously with a regular election in this ward)
    • Why I'm supporting @timfarron for party leader: a list
      - he's a gut liberal. More than that: he's a heart and soul liberal. - he's a passionate and inspirational speaker, and we need passion and inspiration right now. - he recognises his fallibility and owns his mistakes. - he seeks advice on subjects he is not expert in rather than bluffing. - I have seen him change and learn; every time I have seen this happen he has been consistently, instinctively Liberal about how he applies new information. - he knows how the party works both structurally and culturally, and his time as president shows how well he connects ...
    • Marketing the Liberal Democrats should mean setting us free.
      A couple of weeks ago Daisy Benson shared a video on twitter of a Tim Farron speech from 2010. In it he described our opposing parties as "soulless marketing operations". Five years on from then, it is clear to me that the Liberal Democrats had tried in this election to outdo the other parties with our marketing operation, and fallen spectacularly flat on our faces. In July 2013 we had a visit in Glasgow from Ryan Coetzee, our party's director of strategy in which he unveiled the great slogan we would be marching under and parroting for the two years ...
    • The rise and rise of Liz Kendall
      I'm not going to make predictions about my own party's leadership election, but I'm happy to guess the result of another's four month before the result: Labour's new team announced in September will be Liz Kendall as leader with Tom Watson as her deputy. I don't have any solid psephological or political scientific grounds on which to make this call, but it's a hunch that seems to fit with the facts at hand. Burnham and Cooper are increasingly portrayed as being part of the Miliband era which is now being routinely denounced as an aberration against the Party with all ...
    • The Liberal Democrat policy problem
      [IMG: 2001 Lib Dem general election manifesto] As I wrote in my piece on what went wrong with Liberal Democrat polling in the general election, the party's policies weren't a problem - it was the party's overall reputation that cost us so dearly: Political scientists crunching the evidence over how people decide who to vote for (such as in Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain) find that policy issues matter much less than 'valence' issues. That is, people don't decide who to vote for based on looking at policies and seeing how closely a party or candidate's policies match ...
    • Why I'm supporting Tim Farron for Lib Dem leader
      [IMG: Tim-farron] I have a pretty appalling record when it comes to voting for party leaders. So you may be best to note the headline, which is after all the nub of what follows, and read no further. The first time I voted was in Labour's 1994 leadership contest: I chose Blair and Prescott as my dream ticket, and so did my then party. I think that's when I peaked, at least in terms of choosing winners. The next time I had a leadership vote, in 1999, I was a Lib Dem: I voted for David Rendel (on the naive ...
    • Chicken Joe avoids scrutiny
      The Elected Mayor of Liverpool? We've just had the proposals for the way that the Labour Party intends to establish committees in the City Council for this municipal year. Chief amongst them is the abolition of the Mayoral Select Committee ... Continue reading →
    • LibLink: Catherine Bearder MEP: How can Britain celebrate Magna Carta and contemplate leaving ECHR in the same year?
      Catherine Bearder MEP has co-written an article for the New Statesman on the Conservatives' plans to abolish the Human Rights Act. She said: Fundamental rights, the rule of law and democratic principles are frequently violated in nearly all EU member states. In some cases, the violations are serious and systematic. The current Hungarian government is one of the most egregious offenders. In recent years we have seen critical media gagged, the electoral law changed to secure an absolute majority for the governing party, opposition parties weakened and the independence of the judiciary undermined. But there are many other examples across ...
    • Shock at Capita job losses in Ludlow
      Unemployment has been dropping in the Ludlow area for a while, but today there is bad news from the Eco Park. Capita Medical Reporting has told its staff that the company is making a round of redundancies. This is a blow to the town and surrounding area, and of course for those losing their jobs. [...]
    • The Blood is The Life 22-05-2015
      The 10 most exciting species discovered this year (tags: ) Hollywood are such arseholes (tags: ) [IMG: comment count unavailable] comments
    • The unchecked illiberal instincts of top Tories continue to surface
      David Cameron may well be seeking to pin the blame on the Liberal Democrats for spiralling immigration figures but it is hardly credible that a net influx of 318,000 people into our country can be laid entirely at the door of a Business Secretary determined to ensure that Universities are able to continue to recruit foreign students, that hospitals can get the skilled professionals they require and that business is able to fill the specialist roles it needs to generate wealth. As the Liberal Democrat spokesperson says: "The Tories promised to cut net migration to tens of thousands and failed ...
    • My must-reads this week May 22, 2015
      Here's some of the articles that have caught my attention this week... Theresa May's plan to censor TV shows condemned by Tory cabinet colleague | World news | The Guardian Here's Sajid Javid being a free speech dude, vetoing Theresa May's TV censorship plans last month http://bit.ly/1Fr0ovL What happened to the Lib Dems - and will they be back? "We should be encouraged by the fightbacks of the past but nothing is inevitable. We might fail" - a senior LibDem http://bit.ly/1dnvYSi Liz Kendall: Labour must ditch 'fantasy' that Britain has moved to the left | Politics | The Guardian Some ...
    • Lib Dems fight to bring Metrolink to Cheadle
      The Liberal Democrat campaign to bring Metrolink to Cheadle and Gatley is continuing apace. The Lib Dems are campaigning to bring Metrolink to Cheadle and Gatley "We need to build as much support as we can for an orbital Metrolink, connecting Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, Stockport, Wythenshawe, Altrincham and the airport by covenient, fast trams." Cllr Iain Roberts explained. "Stockport's Rail Strategy got the line on the map and got TfGM's agreement. But there are always more projects around than there's money to deliver them so it isn't enough to get an agreed plan. We need to move it up the ...
    • Rerun election count finds missing votes, though result unchanged
      An update to my blog about Darlington where suspected missing postal votes led the council to apply to the courts to recheck the election count. A new count has now been conducted and votes had indeed been missed: The inspection found that the declared result, which saw Conservative Lorraine Tostevin and Liberal Democrat Joe Kelley elected into the ward's two seats, would not change. Cllr Tostevin again topped the poll with 875 votes, increasing her majority from 71 to 116 votes, while Cllr Kelley came second with 759 votes, and his wife, Claire, in third with 622 votes.
    • Opinion: What sort of leadership do the Lib Dems need?
      Attention for many Lib Dems is now turning to the leadership election: the relative merits of the two candidates, their personal histories and political preferences. This reflects the traditional approach to leadership: what is it that makes an individual a 'great' man or woman? Particularly useful for understanding how leaders act is the dichotomy between 'transformative' and 'transactional' leadership. Transformational leaders tend to be seen as 'active': not only do they have a clear vision, but they also innovate by undertaking political change. In many ways they challenge their followers by acting independently of them; Paddy Ashdown's abandonment of equidistance ...
    • Thursday West End meetings
      Yesterday, I took part in tenant consultation meetings at Blackness Court and at Sinderins/Pennycook Courts with Home Scotland representatives, about future scheme manager/support staff posts. This was the latest in a series of meetings with tenants I have attended with the tenants since last November and it was agreed yesterday that there will be further consultation meetings towards the end of the year to ensure that the changes to support arrangements are working fine and resolve any issues. After my ward surgery at Blackness Primary School last night, I attended the West End Local Community Planning Partnership meeting at Blackness ...
    • Conservatism v liberalism and the poverty of choice
      Someone tweeted at me yesterday: "The labels change but essentially our politics is always liberals vs conservatives. Party better at being one or other wins." This got me thinking again about the election, about the Tory majority, the Lib Dem losses, the SNP "tsunami". I found myself agreeing with the tweet completely upon reflection. The Tories appeared to offer the best of both conservatism and liberalism with only a few of the downsides of the conservative bit of the equation to have to contend with. Labour offered neither. The Lib Dems couldn't get a majority and so were deemed an ...
    • Tomorrow's Friends of Wighton Cappuccino Concert
      Dr Margaret Bennett From Sheena Wellington : Saturday 23rd May at 11am (doors open 10.30am) Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library Margaret Bennett, Gaelic and Scots song Dr. Margaret Bennett is a renowned Scottish writer, folklorist, ethnologist, broadcaster and silver voiced singer, equally authoritative in Gaelic and Scots. Her main interests lies in the field of traditional Scottish folk culture and cultural identity of the Scots, home and abroad. The late Hamish Henderson, internationally distinguished poet and folklorist, said about her: 'Margaret embodies the spirit of Scotland'.
    • Who Lib Dem Voice members think should be the next leader
      Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the General Election results. Some 1065 party members responded - thank you - and we're publishing the full results. OK, so before we go any further, we all know how dreadful polling has been recently, and I'm also including our results on the Presidential election last year. Also these numbers are based on a sample of 1,065 out of 57,773 members, before nominations have closed, and any hustings have taken place. First Preferences Which of the eight Liberal Democrat MPs would you like to ...
    • Blyth Town Council ..... Full Council Meeting
      It was full Council last night and the appointments to committees , election of Mayor etc. It is usual practice for one years Deputy Mayor to become the next year's Mayor, but last year's Deputy , Cllr Adrian Cartie is having some health problems, so Cllr Margaret Parker was elected as Mayor. Now Councillor Parker is long standing councillor, and has been part of the "Civic Party" before, so not unexpected. But her husband, Cllr Bob Parker becomes the Mayor's escort, which may lead to some embarrassment as he is banned from sitting on any Council committee due to previous ...
    • The Stages of Grief: the journey to Constitutional Liberalism
      Tim Farron has, famously, compared the resilience of the Liberal Democrats in the face of discouragement to the supposed indestructibility of cockroaches even after nuclear war. Paddy Ashdown too, often praises the strength of will of the activists of the party. In the face of the worst general election result in more than half a century, the surge in membership applications for the Liberal Democrats is a small sign of optimism after the disaster. Yet the scale of defeat is so large that to rebuild in any conventional way will take many decades. Indeed, with the significant economic, social and ...
  • May 21, 2015:
    • In which I post drunkenly about chocolate
      Those of you who know my allergies will know that I can't have chocolate. What you may or may not know is that my chocolate allergy is racist. Whatever it is about chocolate I'm allergic to is in the brown bits. I can eat WHITE chocolate til it comes out of my ears. It's very annoying, even apart from the fact that I abhor racism and all it's workings, because of course most of the depth of flavour and things are in the brown bits, and white chocolate is mostly just fat and sugar. Anyway, having tried all the white ...
    • Down Street underground station
      "Down Street is an abandoned station on the Piccadilly line, which TfL is considering opening up to the public. We got to explore it, one of the many 'ghost' stations on the network, discovering stairs that haven't been used for decades, a World War Two typing pool... and is that Winston Churchill's old bath?"
    • Why I'm backing Tim Farron for Liberal Democrat leader
      [IMG: farronforleader] It feels odd to recall that the general election was just two weeks ago. It was a campaign where nothing seemed to happen, and then an election that pulled the rug out from under a lot of us and radically changed British politics. Two weeks ago, I was thinking that we'd be arguing over coalition wrangling right now, not a leadership election. Instead, we find ourselves with the party in the worst position its been in for at least four decades and the question we're being asked is now a simple one of how do we survive this? ...
    • Simon Hughes backs Tim Farron in Lib Dem leadership race
      Following the news that 111 Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidates are backing Tim Farron to be Lib Dem leader, today brings the news that Simon Hughes is also backing him: Want to keep up with more news on the Lib Dem leadership contest? Sign up for Liberal Democrat Newswire here.
    • Why I'm backing #tim2lead
    • Rail disruption 19 June to 22 June
      Note from Thameslink Thameslink (Govia Thameslink Railway - GTR) rail replacement buses between St Albans City station and St Pancras from 23:00 Friday 19 June - 06:30 on Monday 22 June 2015 Over the above weekend Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering work on the Midland Mainline. As a result no trains will run between St [...]
    • Introducing Liberal Reform
      New members have been asking about Lib Dem organisations that they can join. You are welcome to submit similar items on behalf of other organisations. [IMG: Liberal Reform] Liberal Reform was founded early in the previous parliament as a grassroots group to focus on "four-cornered liberalism (personal, political, social and economic freedom), arguing for modern, dynamic liberalism that draws on our party's long heritage arguing for broad individual freedom. Virtually all Liberals believe in "four-cornered liberalism" but we, more than some others in the party, believe that economic freedom - open markets, free trade and proper competition - has to ...
    • Military Road in Sandgate closed after hole opens up as Kent Police attend to control traffic
      From the Folkestone & Hythe Express: A hole has opened up in the middle of a road in Sandgate. Police were called shortly after 3pm to a report "a void in the road" on Military Road about a foot deep near the Military Road Recreation Ground. The road has been closed while officers assist with traffic control at the junction with Bybrook Way. Published and promoted by Tim Prater, 98a Sandgate High Street, Folkestone, CT20 3BYPrinted (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
    • Who is (or was) Balustrade Lanyard?
      'Do not stand by my balustrade and weep, my lanyard is not there, it does not sleep.' pic.twitter.com/R7frG5Fyyj - Nick Barlow (@nickjbarlow) May 19, 2015 Many people come here seeking the truth about Balustrade Lanyard - the man, the myth, the lanyard - but thanks to a quirk of Google, they're merely landing on a page that tells them next to nothing of one of the most important political figures of our generation. Should you wish to know more, it can be found by clicking here. Related PostsCouncillor Camp 2013 (#cllrcamp) Worth Reading 23: There is no conspiracy Colchester Beer ...
    • Opinion: Here's to our fallen comrades
      Nearly two weeks have passed since the general election and while much has been analysed in reaction to that fateful day, as the party looks to turn a corner, it is also worth looking back and mentioning all of those good Liberal Democrats now out of office. The election of 2015 will leave its mark in history for being the election of political scalps. Countless big names lost their jobs while the press looked on in disbelief as three leaders resigned all within a couple of hours of one another (and one even reinstated himself!). However we must also reflect ...
    • Some thoughts on the art of the apology
      It is undoubtedly a good thing that Richard Brett, the Chair of the English Candidates Committee has sent out an apology to candidates for the very poor tone of the email they received on Monday. But did it pass muster? Initial reports suggest that it is not being particularly well-received by candidates. You know how in an email you have to hook people in that first sentence? I'm not sure that this quite cuts it: I am aware that the e-mail sent out on Monday upset some of you with its tone and I am very sorry if this was ...
    • 10 things the Lib Dems got right in the general election
      (Pause for joke about how short this post will be.) I've written about some of the things the Liberal Democrats got wrong in the 2015 general election - see the lessons in Liberal Democrat Newswire #65, my piece on what went wrong with the Lib Dem polling and the repetition of the mistakes of 1992. There are many lessons to learn from what went wrong. But that doesn't mean there aren't also lessons to learn from what the party got right. So here's a brief interlude in the dissection of mistakes to highlight the other, smaller, set of lessons for ...
    • Nominate Tim Farron
      If you're a member f the Lib Dems, you can nominate your preferred candidate for leader (in fact candidates need at least 200 nominations from a minimum of 20 local parties) So click on this link and you too can nominate Tim Farron to be leader - as I've just done.