Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
Posts Tagged: Norman Lamb MP
Two seats held by the Liberal Democrats and one held by Labour form the latest tranche of Tory targets.
The political sting must be taken out of our healthcare debate. Conflicting ideas over privatisation, taxation and automation should be given serious, non-partisan review.
Plus: Nigel Farage steps into my shoes; life after gangs; and the absurd Remainer response to the Government’s Brexit papers.
Richard Holden: How and why the LibDems went backwards in every English and Welsh seat they defended
With seven of their nine seats in England now held with majorities of less than eight per cent of the vote, the next election offers a chance to take them out for good.
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.
The two parties have proven that they can work effectively together in normal circumstances. These are not normal circumstances.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
Lamb and Mulholland make principled, democratic arguments for not trying to stop negotiations, but what role did electoral survival play in their thinking?
Iain Dale: Does Grayling have a point about TFL? After all, it’s not known as Totally Failing London for nothing.
Plus: the Government should not reveal its Brexit negotiating hand. And: should I contest North Norfolk again after all?
The decision represented a decisive endorsement of a particular plan – not a return to Tony Blair-style liberal internationalism.
Plus: Labour – Alastair Campbell v Labour failure. Tories – Dale v Massow? Labour again: Watson V Flint V Eagle V…. And: Roy Jenkins’s sex life. P.S: I’m getting married.
A handful of gains from the Liberal Democrats do little to disguise a total stalemate between Labour and the Tories in this region.
Plus: Two policemen’s child abuse claims. Lamb for LibDem leader. Osborne for the Foreign Office. And: why won’t Waterstones stock more copies of Farage’s book?