When was the last time the Liberals won a division in the House of Commons? The FT man on BBC News 24 who is reviewing the papers says the 1920's. I suspect that must have been Lloyd George coalition with the Tories which many Liberals (including those in Southport)had nothing to do with and even contested elections against. My money is on 1916. But someone will tell me very soon I've no doubt.
The groundwork for this victory has been laid over a long time. But today in parliament it was Prime Ministers questions which marked the beginning of the final phase. By all account Clegg played the issue brilliantly. Judge for yourself and look at this