Lib Dem MP John Barrett to stand down at general election

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

Here’s how The Scotsman reports it: EDINBURGH West Liberal Democrat MP John Barrett is to quit at the next general election. After eight years in the Commons he said he wanted a change and to spend more time in Edinburgh. (…)

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LDV weekend meme: what is the state of the Lib Dem blogosphere?

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

When Iain Dale asked if Lib Dem Voice would this year co-sponsor Total Politics’ Best Blog Poll 2009, he also set me some homework: to write c.1,000 words on ‘the State of the LibDem blogosphere’ by the end of the (…)

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Norman Lamb: the Lib Dem MP who helped launch Tinchy Stryder's rap career

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

What is it with the Lib Dems and celebrities these days? Yesterday, Daniel Radcliffe came out of the closet as a Lib Dem, while today The Guardian reveals all about Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb’s collaboration with hot, new rapping (…)

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Norwich North: what to make of all that, then? #nnbe

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

Stephen Tall asks the questions:

1) should we have done better,
2) is our campaigning stuck in a rut, and
3) is the leadership to blame?

YouTube 'cos we want to: by-election special

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

Welcome to the weekend edition of our LDV feature, rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. What could be more approrpiate today than to take the theme of by-elections? First up, let’s cast our minds (…)

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