A look back at the polls: December '08

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2009

We tend not to be too poll-obsessed here at LDV – of course we look at them, as do all other politico-geeks, but viewed in isolation no one poll will tell you very much beyond what you want to read (…)

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LDV Awards 2008: Liberal Voice and Defining Moment of the Year

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2009

Many thanks to the 200+ LDV readers who took part in our end-of-year awards, which ran between 24th and 28th December. Voting was conducted via Liberty Research using the alternative vote method of ranking the nominees for each of the (…)

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Clegg – Lib Dem stealth bomber?

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2009

Yesterday’s Indy published an interesting account of the findings of ‘private polling for the Liberal Democrats’ under the flattering headline, Is the invisible Clegg a secret weapon for the Lib Dems? The research was scarcely earth-shattering, but there were some (…)

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The 12 Op-Eds of Xmas (Day 9)

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2009

Throughout the festive season, LDV is offering our readers a load of repeats another chance to read the 12 most popular opinion articles which appeared on the blog during 2008. The fourth most popular opinion article was by, erm, me, (…)

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Lembit and Nick in Grauniad's most well-read top 10

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2009

The Guardian published the list of the top 10 most-read UK politics stories which appeared on its website in 2008… Good news: two stories featuring Lib Dems are among their number. What greater tribute could there be to the interest (…)

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LDV still doesn’t do statporn, but if we did… (Dec '08)

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2009

We’d say a big thank you to the 210,706 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in 2008, up over 167% up on the comparable figure for 2007 (78,962). For the record, the comparable figure for Iain Dale’s Blog (…)

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