general election 2015
Nick Clegg lost his seat in the General Election winning 19,756 votes but still losing to Labour's 21,881 votes in Sheffield Hallam. Frustratingly for the Liberal Democrats, under an alternative proportional representation system it is likely that Nick could still be in Parliament.
The Power Of The Public Promise: Political Campaigns Are Missing A Trick By Overlooking Outdoor Advertising
When Theresa May called a snap election on 18th April, the public weren't the only ones surprised by the announcement. Politicians and their party machines suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves in need of policies and campaigns, with an eager media demanding detail and a reluctant electorate in need of convincing.
There are tough questions ahead and we've just had a national discussion that didn't discuss them. It would be nice if someone tried to find answers, because getting the next few months and years right is a big ask, and getting it wrong will be disastrous.
Politics can be cruel.
I'm not sure if I will ever completely stop being a 'recovering politician', but I'm now out of rehab and life is sweet. When I bump into the MPs who lost last night, who I know will be devastated, I will tell them that it will all be ok, and it will.
Two years is a very long time in politics. Since 2015, the landscape has changed beyond recognition and the future of the
The 2017 election campaign will always be remembered for the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, which brought troops onto the streets and the prospect of our human rights laws being re-written.
When I vote tomorrow it will be for the party which will do the most to stick up for my EU friends who have made their lives here; which will argue for my children's horizons to be broadened by freedom of movement; which treats our European alliance with respect and welcomes its citizens with friendship.
Viewing our young people as a force for good; as future contributors to society and people to be invested in, will not only free them from debt slavery; such positive affirmation could provide a massive boost to their mental health.
Well, we got there in the end. Sort of. It has taken Theresa May two full days to say "I think Donald Trump is wrong in what he said about Sadiq Khan, in relation to the terrorist attacks on London." A meek, one sentence response that typifies May's approach to tackling divisive rhetoric: lacklustre and feeble.