The Lib Dems and the 2010 general election … ‘The future’s bright, the future’s gold.’

by Stephen Tall on February 3, 2010

Stephen Tall looks at the prospects for the Lib Dems in the forthcoming general election … (Image: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography) A missed opportunity. That was the consensus, inside and outside the Liberal Democrats, on the party’s general election results in 2005. The disappointment was the greater as realisation dawned that the unique set of circumstances of that election – an unpopular government and an even more unpopular opposition – might never again be repeated. What could have been the Lib Dems’ breakthrough yielded only an extra ten seats. What, then, can the party look forward to at the 2010 general election?