Tag: Liberal Democrats
Liberal win in by-election stuns Brexiteers
The Liberal Democrats have produced a stunning by-election victory to unseat former Tory Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park, overturning a 23,000 majority in a vote that became a poll on Brexit.
Clobbered Liberal Democrats elect new leader
In the wake an electoral catastrophe in which they were reduced from 56 seats to just 8, the Lib Dems today announce a new leader. Can British liberalism be resurrected from the ashes?
'Witty, principled' Lib Dem hero dies aged 55
The former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died suddenly. He was widely admired for his warmth and authenticity and famous for speaking out against the war in Iraq.
Cameron faces crisis after by-election vote
In a fierce battle, the Conservatives have been driven to third place by both UKIP and Lib Dems. Will the votes of just 0.2% of the UK now change Tory policy?
Dramatic rise of UKIP shakes up politics
A radical anti-EU party is disrupting traditional three-party politics in Britain and terrifying the Conservative leadership. So what is UKIP and why has it got the establishment on the run?
‘Sorry’ Clegg tries to rescue damaged reputation
The musical mix of Nick Clegg’s apology for breaking his tuition fees promise is an internet hit. But can a politician who falls so low recover in the public’s eyes?
Coalition chasm widens over Lords reform vote
Today, the UK government faces its most disruptive rebellion since taking power. With Conservative MPs set to defy their leaders on Lords reform, the split in the coalition is widening.
Privatisation push as care home giant collapses
The UK's largest chain of care homes has gone bust, after business decisions left it exposed to economic bad times. Ministers are proposing more privatisation at a difficult moment.
Cameron admits ‘mistakes’ over NHS reform
A major political battle has broken out over the future of Britain's NHS. Health reform plans, which stalled months ago amid public outcry, are to be relaunched with major changes.
Unhappy first birthday for the Coalition
It's exactly a year since the Tories and Lib Dems teamed up to form a coalition government. As the road gets rocky, will their partnership last till the next general election?
Friend or foe? Government partnership tested
Conservative and Lib Dem politicians go head-to-head in an election this week while working as partners in the national coalition government.