PADDY Ashdown is a former Liberal Democrat leader and intelligence officer. But when did he resign, who is his wife, and where was he an MP for? Who is Paddy Ashdown? Paddy Ashdown is a British politician and former leader of the Liberal Democrats. Lord Ashdown, a special forces and intelligence veteran, was the first leader of the Lib Dems, from 1988 to 1999. After retiring as MP for Yeovil, he was the de facto governor of Bosnia for four years, overseeing the country's peace treaty. He is now a member of the House of Lords but remains close to the Lib Dem leadership and was a senior figure in the pro-EU campaign. When did Paddy Ashdown resign as Lib Dem leader? Paddy Ashdown resigned as Lib Dem leader in August 1999 after 11 years in the role. He was succeeded by Charles Kennedy, who died in 2015. He stepped down as MP for Yeovil in June 2001. He famously vowed to "eat his hat" if an exit poll preducting a Lib Dem wipe-out in the 2015 election was accurate. OLD SCHOOL School reports … [Read more...] about When did Paddy Ashdown resign as Lib Dem leader and who is his wife Jane?
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The meetingMr. Truong Van Phuong, Deputy Head of the Phu Yen Party Committee’s Commission for Popularization and Education, said after two years of implementing Directive 05, the awareness and action of staff, party members and people about studying and following the ideology, morality and style of Uncle Ho showed significant role; in combination with realizing political tasks and patriotic movements. The solutions proposed at the event included the continuation of promoting the popularization of Directive 05 in combination with fighting against, preventing and pushing back the degradation of political thought, morality, living style, “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” inside the Party. In addition, delegates asked localities in Phu Yen to promote the leadership of party committees, authorities and raise the responsibility of leaders in carrying out the Directive. Mr. Nguyen Huu Hiep, Head of the Phu Yen Party Committee’s Commission for … [Read more...] about Phu Yen improves effectiveness of studying and following Uncle Ho’s…
SCOTLAND's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been voted one of the world's most powerful women since she took over as leader of the Scottish National Party. Here's the lowdown on the woman who has been determined to break up the United Kingdom. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been voted one of the world's most powerful women Who is Nicola Sturgeon? What's her background? Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon, 48, was born in Irvine, Scotland, the third daughter of electrician Robin and dental nurse Joan, who was an SNP councillor in the Ayrshire town. She grew up in nearby Prestwick and Dreghorn and as a child was said to have devilishly hacked the hair off her sister's doll. Nicola joined the SNP aged 16. Asked recently what she would say to her 16-year-old self she replied: "Lighten up... and then the girl of 16 would say eff off." After studying law at Glasgow University she worked as a solicitor in the city before entering the newly devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999 as a … [Read more...] about How old is Nicola Sturgeon, who’s her husband Peter Murrell and when did she become SNP leader and Scotland’s First Minister?
Cllr Angela Macpherson has been appointed the new leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC), following last night’s full council meeting. Cllr Macpherson - who represents Marsh Gibbon ward and was previously the Cabinet Member for Communities - has been acting leader since the resignation of Cllr Neil Blake, last month, and will now take up the role permanently:“It’s a huge honour to be leading AVDC. I’m genuinely thrilled. This council has made massive progress under Neil Blake’s leadership, with a balanced budget for the next four years and many services transformed. We’ll be taking that legacy further, working closely with our partners and I’m hoping my collaborative approach can extend across the council. “We’ve got high ambitions for the Vale. This is a very exciting time, with huge opportunities for our future. We’ve got a fantastic Cabinet and an incredibly talented and hard-working team of staff. … [Read more...] about AVDC elect new leader and cabinet
Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and several followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, Japanese media reported. The top Japanese government spokesman confirmed Asahara's execution but wouldn't comment on the others. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said only that the Justice Ministry would make an announcement later Friday. Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that six followers were also hanged, citing unidentified sources. In all, 12 followers had been on death row with Asahara for the crimes, which killed 27 people. Asahara was 63 years old. The 1995 subway attack was the most audacious. Members of the his Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic bags to release sarin nerve gas inside train cars, killing 13 people and sickening more than 6,000. An explosion at fireworks workshops in Tultepec, Mexico, has killed at least 19 people and injured at least 40. (Published 3 hours ago) Founded in 1984, the … [Read more...] about Japan Cult Leader and Followers Executed for Gas Attack