Embed from Getty ImagesNews from the Blue Wall. Luke Tryl from More in Common writes in the Guardian about the findings from a focus group of voters in the in the new Godalming and Ash seat, which Jeremy Hunt will be fighting at the next election. His conclusion? Our focus group last night suggests the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has his work cut out - not just to bolster vulnerable colleagues but even to win back voters in his own back yard. And the findings on the Liberal Democrats, the challengers to the Tories in this constituency, are encouraging in a ...

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Sat 18th

The Clamour for Tax cuts

Clamour for tax cuts It really is incredible that in a country where every public service (health, social care, children's services social housing, transport - take your pick) is clearly on its knees, the BBC's round-up of the press this morning should be headlined with a "Clamour for Tax Cuts." These come from the Tory-favouring press: the Mail, Telegraph and Express leading the charge. It is hard to believe that anyone will be taken in by this fantasy, but clearly our Conservative government thinks thy will, and this "clamour" is presumably orchestrated by their very effective PR machine. After a ...

Posted by Peter Wrigley on Keynesian Liberal

On Wednesday there will be a vigil outside the Town Hall and debate inside it which look at the problems of Gaza. I hope that everyone will respectfully listen to the views of others to try and understand what is ... Continue reading →

Posted by richardkemp on But what does Richard Kemp think?

Welcome to my summary of the latest national voting intention poll from each pollster currently operating in Britain. If you'd like to find out more about how polls work, how reliable they are and how to make sense of them, check out my book, Polling UnPacked: the History, Uses and Abuses of Political Opinion Polls, or sign up for my weekly email, The Week in Polls: General election voting intention polls PollsterConLabLDGrnRUKCon leadFieldwork WeThink 25% (+1) 45% (-3) 11% (+2) 5% (-1) 10% (+2) -20% 16-17/11 Opinium 27% (+1) 40% (-3) 12% (+1) 7% (+1) 9% (nc) -13% 15-17/11 Techne ...

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack

Vengeance is mine sayeth ex-president Donald Trump. And he is preparing to wreak it on his political opponents. Beavering away in the back rooms of Trump campaign headquarters are scores of political acolytes drawing up plans for a second Trump Administration. The first term caught Trump and his supporters unprepared. The 2016 presidential transition is regarded by many as one of the worst in American history with key appointments taking months – sometimes years – to be filled. And when the jobs were assigned the people were either ill-suited, ill-prepared or – in Trump's opinion – not loyal enough. According ...

Posted by Tom Arms on Liberal Democrat Voice

Impressive coverage from Kent Online for the Medway Liberal Democrat team: At the latest elections in May, the Lib Dems across the whole of Medway, only earned 9.1% of the vote [and no seats]... [But] they cite examples such as their success in getting defibrillators installed in public spaces and combatting fly-tipping and pollution as areas where they have lobbied, campaigned, and made a difference. Alan [Wells] tells me: "Heading down Berwick Way, towards Medway City Estate, there was a huge pile of fly-tipped things ... the council could've done something about it sooner but they left it. It got ...

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack

Dundee Carers Centre and Dundee Citizens' Advice Bureau is holding an information session next Wednesday - 22nd November - at the C-Gate Centre, 134 Seagate. Lauren from CAB Dundee will be giving a short presentation on the available financial support to unpaid carers and their families and how they can access it. There will be time afterwards for some questions. There will be refreshments from 12 noon with the session starting at 12.30pm. To book your place please call Dundee 200422.

Posted by Bailie Fraser Macpherson & Cllr Michael Crichton on Councillors Fraser Macpherson & Michael Crichton - working for the West End