8th February 2012
Simon Hughes accepts damages from News of the World publisher 3
6:39 PM — The openly bisexual deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes has settled his phone-hacking damages claims against News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers. Mr Hughes joined former footballer Paul Gascoigne, comedian Steve Coogan and football agent Sky Andrew in agreeing a settlement.
10th May 2011
David Laws guilty of a series of expenses rule breaches 14
3:09 PM — Former Cabinet minister David Laws has been found guilty of a series of breaches of parliamentary expenses rules. The Liberal Democrat MP was chief secretary to the Treasury for just days last May. He resigned when it was revealed he had paid £40,000 in expenses to his boyfriend who was also his landlord.
5th May 2011
Muslim area sent fake gay election leaflets 201
3:32 PM — Homes in a largely Muslim area of Leicester have been sent fake election leaflets about the Liberal Democrats' gay rights policies.
18th April 2011
Gay men vote Nick Clegg ‘sexiest party leader’ 42
9:50 AM — Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has been voted the sexiest UK party leader in a poll of gay men. Forty-two per cent of the 1,100 men surveyed by gay networking group Jake said Mr Clegg, who famously confessed to sleeping with "no more than 30 women", was the hottest leader.
28th May 2010
Simon Hughes MP runs for deputy leadership of Liberal Democrats 13
3:36 PM — Simon Hughes, Liberal Democrat MP for North Southwark and Bermondsey, today launched his bid for the role of deputy leader of the party. He also admitted to Sky News today that there were "risks" to the new coalition government.
15th December 2009
Elton John: ‘Gordon Brown doesn’t understand AIDS problem’ 16
10:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has said he cannot guarantee the Labour Party his vote. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph's Mandrake column at his AIDS Foundation Winter Ball, the star said he did not feel Brown had grasped the "extent" of the rise in HIV infections.