Liberal Democrats


article 05 June 2015 UK
Charles Kennedy (Reuters)
Charles Kennedy's death caused by alcoholism

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy suffered a "major haemorrhage" caused by his alcoholism, a post-mortem examination has concluded.

post 02 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Are the Lib Dems shifting closer to Charles Kennedy's ideal of the party?

Charles Kennedy's distinctive stance on his own party's positioning may be about to undergo a revival.

article 02 June 2015 UK
Charles Kennedy, who has died, aged 55 (Getty Images)
Charles Kennedy: a man of 'wit, charm, and humanity'

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55. Lord Ashdown called him a man of "wit, charm, judgment, principle and decency", while David Cameron praised his humanity.

post 27 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Queen's Speech: a Tory 'kaleidoscope' government's programme

Former minister Simon Burns said it was a joy to be in office in a Tory kaleidoscope government. It was through, he said, a kaleidoscope that all was blue and blessedly without yellow, purple or red.

post 18 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog SNP land grab as Commons meets for first time

The SNP have bagged the front rows of the Labour benches and nearly nabbed Dennis Skinner's much-prided place. There were in at 8 trying to finesse their land grab.

article 08 May 2015 UK
Conservative supporters in David Cameron's consituency (Getty)
Why did the election pollsters get it so wrong?

An independent inquiry is to be held into election polls for consistently under-estimating the Conservative lead over Labour.

post 08 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Three party leaders resign within 90 minutes

Three party leaders have now resigned within an hour and a half, but Ed Miliband's must be the biggest emotional shock to the individual concerned.

article 08 May 2015 UK
Nick Clegg resigns as Lib Dem vote collapses

Nick Clegg resigns as party leader as senior Lib Dem figures including Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, Ed Davey and Charles Kennedy also lose seats.

article 05 May 2015 UK
From Beirut to Brixton: war photographer on election trail

American photojournalist Stanley Greene has documented conflict, violence and human disasters across the world for over 25 years. Channel 4 News asked him to capture the battle for Number 10.