During the 1980s, the electoral function of the SDP/Alliance was to help the Conservatives win. This does not necessarily hold true 30 or so years on.
Posts Tagged: Liberal Democrats
Tom Hunt: Fox hunting. I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.
The two parties have proven that they can work effectively together in normal circumstances. These are not normal circumstances.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
“To be a political leader…and to live as a committed Christian…has felt impossible for me.” Farron’s resignation statement in full.
He says that this is especially so in “a progressive, liberal party”
Conservative MPs should get wise to Osborne’s attempt to bluff, panic and stampede them into backing Single Market membership – and no proper migration control.
Concluding our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Whilst policy-wonks like to describe the differences in public spending on the old and young as an “injustice”, that’s not how thrifty pensioners see it.
WATCH: Ici Londres – In the Brexit talks, we need politicians who stand up for Britain, not for Brussels, argues Daniel Hannan
It was extraordinary to see British Europhiles taking Juncker’s side against May.
If the SNP do drop below 40 per cent of the vote, as a new poll suggests, the Prime Minister will be quite able to go on saying “not yet”.
Lord Ashcroft: “Sturgeon still keeps banging on about independence”. My general election focus groups from Scotland.
For most of those considering a change of parties, this left one viable option: “I hate to say it, but the Tories.”
For the most part, those in SW1 don’t actually set out to deceive the public. The trouble is – they deceive themselves.
Tory voters on the Devon coast show no sign of being worried by the manifesto muddle, nor is there a Liberal Democrat revival.