Posted by Chris:
Nigel Ashton brings the best news of this month so far. Former Liberal MP for Leeds West, Michael Meadowcroft, has joined the Liberal Democrats.
What an inspiration Michael was when he won Leeds West. He was everywhere at Liberal events in Yorkshire and the Liberal Assembly. I remember he was a tough questioner, along with David Shutt (now Lord Shutt of Greetland), on the panel when I first went for approval as a Liberal Parliamentary Candidate in 1978.
I was very disappointed that Michael did not join the party after the merger but better late than never. Welcome back Michael.