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Why Gorton is Winnable

I wrote a few weeks ago, after Jackie Pearcey was selected for the Lib Dems in Manchester Gorton, that I think she stands a decent chance of winning the seat. Certainly the bookmakers seem to agree now — the odds … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays By Andrew Hickey Aged 38 5/12

So I thought I’d report back to the world at large about what it’s like being at Lib Dem Conference right now. While I’ve been a member of the party for eleven years, for various reasons I’ve very rarely been … Continue reading

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The Gorton By-Election: Winning Here?

As some of my readers are aware, I live in the Manchester Gorton constituency. After the sad death of its MP, Sir Gerald Kaufman, last week, there will be a by-election. And I think it’s possible – not a certainty, … Continue reading

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More on Progressive Alliances — Thank you Greens in Richmond

It’s being widely reported that Richmond’s local Green Party have voted not to stand a candidate in the Richmond Park by-election, and instead to support the Lib Dems. This is a very welcome move, coming from a party that has … Continue reading

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On Populism And Core Votes

Before I start, a brief apology for not being around much the last few days. I’ve been wrangling home studio software to get some music done for Plok (very soon! I PROMISE!) and also getting some work done on the … Continue reading

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Is There A Lib Dem Recovery Happening?

It’s Lib Dem conference this week. I can’t be there this time, but as you’d imagine it’s not getting a huge amount of coverage in the media. We’ve been reduced from nearly sixty MPs to eight, and we’re fourth in … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Lib Dems’ Current EU Plans

(I’ve pushed the Batpost and Beach Boys post back a couple of days, as I had a blood pressure headache yesterday and then news happened today. They’ll be up tomorrow and Friday). I’ve mostly stayed away from the subject of … Continue reading

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