Liberal Democrats at War in Portsmouth.

HOT on the heels of the Liberal Democrats sensationally postponing the selection of local candidates for the 2015 Portsmouth City Council elections prior to a national review of the local group, TBG can reveal that, according to Political Scrapbook, former council leader Gerald Vernon Jackson is one of the men on the committee who will actually oversee the review.

Cllr Jackson was re-elected leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Portsmouth City Council just hours after announcing he was quitting as leader of the council after a decade in charge.

Whilst the word whitewash may spring to mind for some, TBG has learnt one piece of encouraging news this morning.

The freedom of information requests that were being blocked by the council when under Lib Dems control are no longer being so.

This encouraged one Lib Dem moderniser to tell TBG this morning - "Eleanor Scott is absolutely right."

"A clean up of Lib Dems needs to take place other wise they are doomed at the next council elections."

"Les Stevens, Gerald Vernon Jackson, Hugh Mason, and Michael Andrewes are all toast if they choose to stand."