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Despite disastrous election results and an attempted leadership coup, there’s still hope for the Lib Dems

Oliver, Tim (2014) Despite disastrous election results and an attempted leadership coup, there’s still hope for the Lib Dems. British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Following disastrous results in the European and local elections, calls for Nick Clegg to step down as leader of the Liberal Democrats have grown stronger. Lord Oakeshott, a Lib Dem peer, has today resigned after it has emerged that he commissioned polls showing that sitting Lib Dem MPs would be trounced if Clegg remained leader. Nevertheless, Tim Oliver still sees hope for the future. They are the lease impacted by the rise of UKIP (and may even benefit from Labour’s susceptibility), Oakeshott’s poll also reveals many Lib Dem MPs will be hard to unseat, and Clegg is unlikely to face another leadership challenge before next May.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74266

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