My initial response of Dave Hodgson’s fantastic win in Bedford today was this: I have to say I’m surprised by the lack of media interest in this. Surely a Mayoral by-election is as newsworthy as a Parliamentary by-election? To which ‘ollie’s’ response was: Don’t be ridiculous. As Nick Barlow went on to say, more people… Continue reading On the importance of by-elections (Bedford Mayor)
The trouble with “Rennardism” (clue: it isn’t the leaflets)
I find myself in danger of ending up on the wrong side of an important debate. I’ve written before about how Chris Rennard’s departure as Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats is a chance for the party to rethink how it campaigns and last week speculated whether our heavy dependence on “ground” campaigning makes it… Continue reading The trouble with “Rennardism” (clue: it isn’t the leaflets)
Tony Blair “lead from the front” in by-elections? In WHAT universe Mr Cameron?
Having a pop at Gordon Brown for failing to show his face in Crewe and Nantwich is all fair and good, but why does David Cameron have to go and spoil everything by talking unmitigated bullshit like this? Mr Cameron taunted him by saying his predecessor as PM, Tony Blair, “led from the front” at… Continue reading Tony Blair “lead from the front” in by-elections? In WHAT universe Mr Cameron?