How Somerset Liberal Democrats believe they can recover from General Election gloom by 2021 2019 included General Election failure but Local Election success for Somerset Lib Dems - but what happens next? Frome Standard - Published 3 days ago Also reported by • Somerset Guardian • Central Somerset Gazette • Shepton Mallet Journal • Western Daily Press • Blackmore Vale • Western Gazette • Wells Journal • Cheddar Valley Gazette
Liberal Democrats pick business leader and academic Beverley Nielsen for West Midlands Mayor candidate Lib Dems have chosen their candidate for the mayoral election on May 7 Tamworth Herald - Published 5 days ago
Politics: The state of the parties going into 2020
A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the country looks to Parliament to finally resolve Brexit in 2020.
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Tony Blair: Labour must renew or face extinction
Former prime minister Tony Blair gives a speech on the future of the Labour Party and progressive politics at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London. He told the audience that Labour faces..
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:33 Published on December 18, 2019
Ed Davey and Sal Brinton appointed interim Lib Dem leaders
Sir Ed Davey and Sal Brinton have been appointed interim joint leaders of the Liberal Democrats, after party leader Jo Swinson lost her East Dunbartonshire seat. Sir Ed lost the Lib Dem leadership..
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General Election 2019: How the night unfolded
Boris Johnson strengthened his grip on his Commons seat on a night which saw the Tories make gains across the country.
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Tories hold onto Cities of London and Westminster
The Conservatives have held onto the Cities of London and Westminster after strong challenges from both the Liberal Democrats and Labour. The Tories took 39.9% of the vote, with Lib Dems in second with..
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Goldsmith loses Richmond Park
Conservative Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat in Richmond Park to the Liberal Democrats. This is the Lib Dems' first gain of the night. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at..
Credit: ODN Duration: 01:04 Published on December 13, 2019
Election night 2019: what to watch for
At the stroke of 10pm on Thursday 12 December, the 2019 general election exit poll will be unveiled – producing the first tangible sense of where voters stand. Here's the Guardian's Kate Proctor on..
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Swinson optimistic Lib Dems can 'cause some upsets'
Jo Swinson has said she is "very optimistic" that her party will be "able to cause some upsets" in Thursday's general election. The Liberal Democrats leader added that she's "excited" about the final..
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Election 2019: December 10 round-up
A look at the highlights from Tuesday's General Election campaign trails.
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Jo Swinson greets Lib Dem supporters in Bath
Jo Swinson meets supporters at a party rally in Bath alongside Wera Hobhouse, the Lib Dem spokesperson for the environment and climate change. She thanks party activists for going out in the bad..
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Election 2019: December 9 round-up
A look at the highlights from Sunday's General Election campaign trails.
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Steve Coogan campaigns for Lib Dems in Lewes
Comedian Steve Coogan said people needed to "vote smart and box clever" to keep the Conservatives out of power. The Alan Partridge star took to the streets in his local constituency of Lewes in East..
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Jo Swinson admits she is unlikely to be the next Prime Minister
Speaking on the BBC's The Andrew Neil Interviews, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson admits that she is unlikely to be elected as the next prime minister in next week's General Election.
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Swinson questioned by young people on mental health
Leader of the Lib Dems Jo Swinson has visited a youth centre in Streatham to listen to young people's concerns on mental health support and cuts to youth centres. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook..
Credit: ODN Duration: 04:33 Published on December 4, 2019
Climate change protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus
A member of climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion has glued himself to the Liberal Democrats' election campaign bus in London as fellow protesters dressed as bees confront party leader Jo..
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Could anti-Brexit voters deliver Johnson's victory?
Voters in the medieval English city of Canterbury who want Britain's next government to stop Brexit could hand power back to a pro-Brexit Conservative Party candidate due to divisions among..
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SLC in the dark after Tory government's budget delays leave uncertainty Mr Javid’s announcement has drawn significant criticism from the SNP, Labour and the Lib Dems. Daily Record - Published 6 days ago
Lib Dems say they 'failed to explain' to public why Boots Corner was necessary "People driving across the town centre were inconvenienced" Stroud Life - Published 1 week ago Also reported by • Gloucestershire Echo • Gloucester Citizen Anger as council leader accused of 'rank hypocrisy' in row over bees Opposition Lib Dems want harmful pesticides to be replaced Hull Daily Mail - Published 2 weeks ago
Lib Dems call in Toll Bar Roundabout plans because they think they could be dangerous Liberal Democrat Councillors Ian Barfield and Kay Rudd have called in the decision made by North East Lincolnshire Council Cabinet Grimsby Telegraph - Published 2 weeks ago
What are Liberal Democrats for? Bath Lib Dems look to the future after General Election flop Wera Hobhouse MP, Bath's council leader and the Lib Dem who took on Jacob Rees-Mogg have their say Western Gazette - Published on December 22, 2019 Also reported by • Cheddar Valley Gazette • Somerset Guardian • Wells Journal • Frome Standard • Shepton Mallet Journal • Central Somerset Gazette • Blackmore Vale • Western Daily Press
Battle against Brexit has not ended and Johnson's plans could still 'implode', says Ed Davey Prime minister's willingness to alienate Scotland and Northern Ireland has made Lib Dems the party of the Union, says interim leader Independent - Published on December 14, 2019 Lib Dems in despair at loss of ‘only plausible leadership figure’ Party seeks period of stability after leader Jo Swinson is forced to resign FT.com - Published on December 13, 2019
‘Homophobic’ Lib Dem defector Phillip Lee, who wanted to segregate trans prisoners, fails to win seat The former Tory MP Phillip Lee, whose dramatic defection to the Lib Dems in September caused several LGBT+ MPs to quit the party, has failed to win a seat in the general election. Lee previously.. PinkNews - Published on December 13, 2019
Jo Swinson insists she has 'no regrets' despite losing her seat on disappointing night for Lib Dems Former party leader temporarily replaced by Sir Ed Davey and Sal Brinton after losing out to SNP Independent - Published on December 13, 2019
General Election 2019: 13 things you may have missed while sleeping The biggest news of the night was Lib Dems leader Jo Swinson losing her seat and then announcing her resignation. Daily Record - Published on December 13, 2019
General election 2019: Surrey remains blue as Tories keep hold of all 11 seats It wasn't all plain sailing, with Dominic Raab withstanding a strong challenge from the Lib Dems and there was a close call in Guildford too Surrey Mirror - Published on December 13, 2019 Also reported by • Dorking Leatherhead Advertiser Essex General Election results 2019: The deflating words from Chelmsford's Liberal Democrat candidate as hopes crumble The Lib Dems were hoping for an upset in the city Brentwood Gazette - Published on December 13, 2019 Also reported by • Essex Chronicle
General Election 2019: Lib Dems take St Albans and David Gauke loses seat BBC Local News: Beds, Herts and Bucks -- The former justice secretary stood against the Tories as an independent but failed to win re-election. BBC Local News - Published on December 13, 2019 Also reported by • BBC News New Lib Dem leaders confirmed after Jo Swinson loses seat to SNP She was not the only scalp claimed in a night of shockwaves for the Lib Dems Tamworth Herald - Published on December 13, 2019
General election: Every centrist MP who defected from Labour and Tories loses seat Defectors to the Lib Dems, Change UK, and independents failed to win any seats Independent - Published on December 13, 2019 Kent General Election 2019: Tory winner Greg Clark says Tunbridge Wells sends a signal to Westminster on how politics should be done The Lib Dems knocked Labour into third place Sevenoaks Chronicle - Published on December 13, 2019 Also reported by • Folkestone Herald • Canterbury Times • Dover Express • Kent and Sussex Courier • Thanet Gazette
Biggest shocks of the General Election so far as Conservatives romp to victory It's been dismal for Labour and the Lib Dems, as Jeremy Corbyn vowed to step down as leader and Jo Swinson lost her seat The Cornishman - Published on December 13, 2019 Also reported by • West Briton • Cornish Guardian Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab retains Esher and Walton seat despite Lib-Dems rally Senior Conservative Raab said Labour vote had collapsed and there were tactical choices, but he managed to secure more than 50 per cent of votes cast Tamworth Herald - Published on December 13, 2019
General election 2019: Zac Goldsmith loses seat to Lib Dems again Labour's only gain of the night came in Putney, where Fleur Anderson overturned a 1,554 vote majority. BBC News - Published on December 13, 2019 Also reported by • BBC Local News Astonishing fact proves how bad General Election has been for Jo Swinson and Lib Dems The party's staunchly Remain stance appears to have failed to gain traction with the electorate, and its leader, Jo Swinson, lost her seat to the Scottish National Party Tamworth Herald - Published on December 13, 2019