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Libertarian Party Election Results

I am pleased to be the first outlet to pull together all the results for the four candidates fielded by the UK’s “Libertarian Party”. LPUK is a party with a unpleasant history, but it has kept going and achieved a new first at Thursdays election by standing 4 candidates. It has gained the trust of…

Paul Tew to run on UKIP ticket

When I came back to the table Paul had opened his laptop and pulled out his written notes – a couple of pages of printed A4. The laptop screen showed a multi-tabbed spreadsheet and I could see 155 rows. As he set out the agenda for the meeting I was glad I had brought my…

ILN keen to find Libertarian by-election candidate

It feels like like buses but here they are: news of two upcoming by-elections in one day (okay you heard that intro before, sorry). First, re: Portsmouth South, thanks to Guido we find their MP in a spot of bother over some small matter of being a pest to a vulnerable girl, allegedly. The matter…

Richard Lowe leaves UKIP

Richard Lowe, UKIP PPC for Chester has fallen foul of this local party. Via Facebook: Reasons for me no longer being a UKIP PPC/Member: Local branch had issues with: 1) Leaving the EU wasn’t my reason for being in UKIP. 2) Whilst I like open borders, I was never campaigning for them as a PPC,…

Young People’s Party to stand in Corby

There are so many parties at this time of year that one finds it difficult to choose, and I’m not talking about Christmas. There seems to be too many libertarian political parties to even count them properly. John Watson gave it a go recently: Actually here is the full list…. pro liberty (to be registered)…

Aside

There is much that David Cameron could learn from Boris’ brand of conservatism, which is much closer to classical liberalism than the coalition’s lame attempts.

Allister Heath

UKIP needs a candidate in Leeds

UKIP is appealing on Twitter for a candidate to step forward as a councillor for the Pudsey ward in Leeds. I wonder if there are any Libertarians willing to stand? UKIP is the closest thing we have to a supportable libertarian party in the UK, and  a débutante libertarian can only help move UKIP toward…