Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mike German takes his seat in the Lords

As he is the only "German" who is a peer, he is simply Lord German, and doesn't have to add "of some place" to his title. Other Liberal Democrats took their seats at the same time. See report here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Severn Bridge: success for Cllr John Warman's campaign

Peter Black reports: It has taken a long campaign by Liberal Democrats like Mike German and John Warman amongst others but at last a Liberal Democrat Transport Minister has announced that we will be able to use credit cards to pay the tolls on the Severn Bridge before the Ryder Cup lands on our shores in September.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nick Clegg flies Easyjet

Helen Duffett on Liberal Democrat Voice reports that the Deputy Prime Minister, on a visit to Spain to speak privately to ministers and publicly to an invited audience, takes government frugality seriously.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Assembly Member to hold advice surgeries in Glynneath and Neath

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black, will be holding two advice surgeries next week.

He will be in Glynneath Library on Friday 18th June from 3pm to 4pm. Mr. Black will then be available at Neath Central Library from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

No appointment is necessary.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Simon Hughes elected as deputy leader

The result of the Liberal Democrat MPs ballot was made known last night. There are more details on

Welsh Liberal Democrats may have missed out (disgracefully, in my opinion, writes Frank Little) on ministerial posts and even chairmanship of the Welsh Affairs Committee under the coalition, but at least we have a good friend of Wales as deputy leader. Simon attended Christs College, Brecon, and supported the Welsh party conferences for many years when we had only one or two MPs in Wales.

Simon's statement of belief in both the coalition and the future of the party is here:

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Nick Clegg more popular than David Cameron

PoliticsHome research reveals that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg receives a higher approval rating from the public than prime minister David Cameron. Clegg enjoys a clear popularity gap ahead of the Prime Minister, holding an approval rating of 17, compared to the David Cameron's rating of 11