NEW: pre-conference ’09 LDV members’ survey #ldconf

by Stephen Tall on September 12, 2009

In the lead-up to this year’s Lib Dem autumn conference in Bouremouth, Lib Dem Voice is conducting a survey of our Forum for party members on the recent political and economic crises – asking about what you think, and also your perception of how the party has dealt with them.

The survey has been designed jointly with the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), to tie-in with a conference fringe event on the theme, ‘The end of politics as we know it?‘, (1pm, Tue 22 Sept) with a panel comprising Ming Campbell, Shirley Williams, Charles Clarke and, erm, me. Carey Oppenheim, ippr’s co-director, has written an article explaining more, to be published here on LDV on Monday.

The survey includes questions on the MPs’ expenses scandal, the party’s stance on electoral reform in the event of a ‘hung parliament’, what the Chancellor should do in the next budget, and the party leadership’s response to the recent political and financial crises. The final section – separate from the ippr’s survey – asks for opinions on the current standings of the Lib Dem shadow cabinet.

The survey – a link to which has been emailed to all signed-up members of LDV’s forum – should take only 5-10 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous. All the results will be published on Lib Dem Voice: to see the results of our previous surveys, please click here.