I won't scare off Tories - Simon Hughes
bbcnews: Simon Hughes says his camp aign is still alive
Liberal Democrat leadership hopeful Simon Hughes has said he will not scare off former Conservative voters.
Mr Hughes is seen as the most left-wing of the contenders but insisted he could appeal to ex-Tory and Labour voters - and people who had not voted at all.
He began as frontrunner, but is now behind Chris Huhne and Sir Menzies Campbell in the bookmakers' odds. Read more
db: Are the Tories ready to vote for a 'traditional' liberal? Probably not. It will be either the accountant or the old fella. Our preference is the old fella [who on a bad day can resemble Albert Steptoe ]