Liberal Democrats


post 24 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Tories gnawing the Lib Dem lifebelt

The Tories are in danger of desperately gnawing through the very lifebelt they may need after 7 May. Put that to senior Tories and they acknowledge the problem but feel they can do no other.

post 23 April 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: which party is running the biggest truth deficit?

The IFS has scathing words for all the biggest parties as it accuses them of not being straight with voters over spending plans.

post 21 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cameron, Clegg and Farage: watch Gary Gibbon's profiles

With the general election just over two weeks away and the result highly unpredictable, Gary Gibbon talks to three of the party leaders.

post 20 April 2015
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Will Milimania end the way Cleggmania did?

Labour spinners frantically retweeting the hen party selfies (#Ed #henparty #adorable #lovely) should remember what happened to Cleggmania in the privacy of the ballot box.

post 15 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Lib Dems: we'll out-spend Labour and Tories on education

Nick Clegg began his manifesto launch with attacks on Ukip and the SNP. Only the Lib Dems could be trusted as a coalition partner, he said.

article 10 April 2015 UK
Clockwise from top left: Nicola Sturgeon, Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg
Poll: big gains for SNP, but some Labour MPs could be saved

The SNP is poised to make big gains in Scotland, according to YouGov, but a poll for Channel 4 News suggests that tactical voting could save some Labour MPs and two Liberal Democrats.

post 10 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Scotland: could tactical voting dent SNP's election prospects?

Our YouGov poll adds to Labour's gloom in Scotland with one tiny qualification. There's a chance the headline figures for MPs elected are a bit better (or less awful) than it might seem.

article 09 April 2015 UK
Election 2015: what drives the ethnic minority vote?

Ethnic minority voters have traditionally favoured Labour with their support. But in an age of social media, competition for their votes is increasing, writes Toby Bakare.

article 07 April 2015 UK
David Cameron at military briefing (Reuters)
Election 2015: did everyone forget about foreign policy?

Foreign policy: two words that have so far played very little part in the run-up to the general election. What would the parties do?