by Stephen Tall on November 12, 2007
There are eight hustings taking place across the country in which Chris Huhne and Nick Clegg will get to make their case to Lib Dem members. But there are other opportunities to see the candidate put through their paces.
Thursday, 15th November (BBC1, 10.35 pm): Question Time Lib Dem leadership special. This is, without doubt, the biggie. The QT audience might only amount to a couple of million, but it’s a fair bet that a high proportion of party members will vote according to their perception of how the candidates performed here.
Sunday, 18th November (BBC1, 12 noon): The Politics Show. Whoever comes off worst on QT has the chance to make amends here: not as influential, perhaps, but again it will be watched by a fair few undecided Lib Dem members.
If you’re a Lib Dem party member, you can register for the party’s Online Hustings site at http://forum.libdems.org.uk. Some 25 questions to the candidates have already been asked. Both Nick and Chris have visited the site, and Chris has – just today – posted four replies: on Iraq, nuclear energy, campaigning, and local government.
So there you have it: just some of the ways in which you can keep abreast of the race to succeed Ming Campbell (other than by reading Lib Dem Voice, that is).