Liberal Democrats


post 23 September 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: where are the missing 6,000 Lib Dems?

Shoring up the party faithful, Tim Farron, new Lib Dem leader, promised that "20,000 new members had joined" since May. FactCheck's been trying to find them.

article 07 September 2015 UK
Alistair Carmichael lawyers try to dismiss challenge

Lawyers for the Liberal Democrat MP and former Scottish secretary say a bid from constituents to challenge his election over a leaked memo about Nicola Sturgeon is "bound to fail".

article 17 July 2015 Politics
Tim Farron asked three times if gay sex is a sin

The new Liberal Democrat leader, who has come under pressure for abstaining on an earlier vote on gay marriage, is asked three times whether he believes homosexual sex is a sin.

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.