Former party chief executive has his membership suspended in advance of a new investigation over his failure to apologise to Lib Dem women.
Of the Lib Dems' seven female MPs, five hold seats among the party's 12 most marginal.
Restoring the minimum wage to its pre-crash level is the perfect encapsulation of a "stronger economy, fairer society" policy.
A party source rejects the former chief executive's suggestion that he could resume his roles after being cleared of sexual harassing female party members.
To allow the Liberal Democrats to swap sides without incurring any penalty would offend the essential order of our democracy.
If the election results in another hung parliament, the party will side with whichever partner gives it the most liberal government.
It is a moral duty as well as an economic necessity to do all we can to ensure that all young people are the best educated and well resourced in the world.
With Labour uncertain of winning a majority and the Deputy PM certain to be around in May 2015, Miliband and Balls can no longer afford to treat him as a barrier to an agreement.
After membership rose in 2013, the party claims that it has "increased its membership while in power", ignoring the 34% decline since 2010.
The Business Secretary contradicts Cameron's claim that you can do "more with less" and says "some very good services are being seriously affected".