Archive: Liberal Democrats

Sex appeal - women prefer Cameron to Blair or Brown

Women turning Tory

Female voters in the UK prefer David Cameron's Conservatives to the Labour party, a Populus poll for <i>The Times</i> has revealed.

  • Lib Dems may have to repay donation after Electoral Commission concerns

    Lib Dems may have to return £2.4m donation

    The Liberal Democrats could be forced to pay back a £2.4 million donation after the elections watchdog today raised doubts about its legality.

  • Tony Blair quizzed over Iraq by Conservative and Lib Dem leaders

    Blair feels the heat over Iraq

    Tony Blair has admitted British troops could be a "provocation" in some parts of Iraq but stressed pulling them out prematurely would be a "gross dereliction of duty".

  • Michael Brown was sentenced to two years in jail yesterday

    Lib Dem bankroller banged up

    The Liberal Democrat donor who helped fund the party's general election campaign has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to perjury and obtaining a passport by deception.

  • Delegates in Brighton were impressed with Menzies Campbell's speech

    Ming makes his mark

    Liberal Democrat members showed their support for Menzies Campbell today by giving him a six-minute standing ovation at the end of his party conference speech.

  • Lib Dems debate NHS reforms at the party conference in Brighton

    NHS crisis 'open goal' for Lib Dems

    The NHS is an "open goal" for the Liberal Democrats who could win over millions of voters as the only party standing up for the health service, Steve Webb said today.

  • Simon Hughes was among the Lib Dem delegates who insisted the party's luck was improving

    Lib Dems 'close to credibility'

    The Liberal Democrats are "close to the tipping point" where they are seen as a credible alternative government, the party's senior figures have claimed.

  • Sir Menzies faces his first autumn party conference as leader

    Campbell faces taxing conference

    Sir Menzies Campbell has attacked Gordon Brown's social policies as he looks to divert attention from pressures his leadership faces this week in Brighton.

  • Charles Kennedy's drinking problem is revealed in a new biography

    Kennedy allies 'kept his drinking secret'

    Charles Kennedy was ready to make his alcoholism public almost three years before he resigned as Liberal Democrat leader - but backed out at the last minute, a new book claims.

  • John Prescott faces police probe after Lib Dem MP Norman Baker complained

    Met probe Prescott corruption claims

    John Prescott is "covered in sleaze" and must resign as deputy prime minister with as much good grace as he can still muster, Norman Baker has warned.

  • Lib Dem AM warns Ming Campbell must raise his game, but it provokes an online row

    Ming ordered to shape up

    Menzies Campbell must "shape up" and start proving he can give the Liberal Democrats a chance in the next election, one of the party's AMs has warned.

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