Lib Dems pin hopes on Teather

Party activists stuck in a windy conference centre next to a Glaswegian motorway can always find solace in the selection of official Lib Dem merchandise on display. In addition to Vince Cable mugs, there is a fine selection of pin badges featuring all of the party’s 57 MPs. Stallholders report that – while colourful Colchester MP Bob Russell is the top selling badge – second place strangely goes to Sarah Teather, the MP who flounced out of the party earlier this month.