Lembit Opik

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Losing badly takes a heavy personal toll on MPs – I should know
Few people regard politicians as vulnerable human beings. But rejection in politics, as in life, can have harmful long-term effects, as I learned after losing my ‘safe’ seat in 2010

Lembit Öpik

09, May, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Tory conference diary: business as usual in the VIP room
Lynton Crosby partner seeks digital Obama man, while Tory escapee finds challenge in ex-sex worker Charlotte Rose

Michael White

01, Oct, 2014 @3:34 PM

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Nadine Dorries – ready for jungle Celebrity as Westminster rumbles on

Suspended MP's foray into TV reality show follows spate of earlier storms over abortion, blogs and Tory leader snubs

Esther Addley

08, Nov, 2012 @8:40 PM

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Shorter cuts: five treats for teatime

Lembit's wrestling bout, Tupac reanimated and the day's other talking points

16, Apr, 2012 @3:40 PM

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Phone hacking: Lib Dems Öpik and Paddick to sue
Both hope to be a candidate in next year's London mayoral election, meaning the scandal may become a campaign issue

Hélène Mulholland, political reporter

11, Jul, 2011 @2:43 PM

London Lib Dems will choose their mayoral candidate from field of four

The London mayoral campaign will be an opportunity for Liberal Democrats to do themselves some good - if they pick the right candidate

Dave Hill

06, Jul, 2011 @6:50 AM

London Lib Dems should resist Lembit's allure

Nick Clegg's party would gain more from running an experienced local government politician against Boris and Ken than from taking the celebrity option

Dave Hill

30, Jun, 2011 @3:18 PM

Libs Dems and the London mayoral race: Tuffrey declares, Livingstone woos

The London Assembly's senior Liberal Democrat would enhance the capital's mayoral race and give Ken Livingstone something to think about too

Dave Hill

13, Jun, 2011 @8:38 AM

Libel lawyers get too easy a ride in BBC documentary

Programme lets legal eagles off the hook over their fees as Sheryl Gascoigne and Lembit Opik complain about lack of money

Roy Greenslade

30, Mar, 2011 @2:18 PM

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See You in Court and Silk | TV review
See You in Court was an enjoyable journey into the murky and fascinating world of libel, says Sam Wollaston

Sam Wollaston

29, Mar, 2011 @10:30 PM

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WikiLeaks cables: You ask, we search
A further instalment of user-suggested research among the leaked US embassy cables

Ben Quinn, Patrick Kingsley and Jason Rodrigues

15, Dec, 2010 @3:59 PM

US embassy cables: Lembit Opik's spat with Nick Clegg
Cable sent 12/03/2008
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 LONDON 000732

15, Dec, 2010 @3:27 PM

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