The 24 Lib Dem MPs who are 100% liberal

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2010

Lib Dem Voice launched our new website – How Liberal / Authoritarian is your MP? – at the party’s spring conference on Friday.

LDV has identified 10 key votes from the 2005-10 Parliament – ranging from ID cards and freedom of speech to freedom of information and trial without jury – in order to rank all MPs according to how liberal or authoritarian their record is. All MPs are marked out of 100: the higher their score the more authoritarian they are. The lower their score the more liberal is their voting record.

24 Lib Dem MPs recorded a perfect zero score of 0/100, meaning they had voted on the liberal side of the argument in each of the 10 Commons debates we looked at. Here is the roll-call of liberalism:

    =1 Don Foster Bath Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Alan Beith Berwick-upon-Tweed Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Stephen Williams Bristol West Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Jenny Willott Cardiff Central Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Paul Holmes Chesterfield Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Dan Rogerson North Cornwall Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Chris Huhne Eastleigh Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Phil Willis Harrogate & Knaresborough Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Andrew Stunell Hazel Grove Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Lynne Featherstone Hornsey & Wood Green Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Norman Baker Lewes Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 John Leech Manchester, Withington Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Evan Harris Oxford West & Abingdon Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Andrew George St Ives Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Lorely Burt Solihull Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 David Heath Somerton & Frome Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 John Pugh Southport Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Paul Burstow Sutton & Cheam Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Jeremy Browne Taunton Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Adrian Sanders Torbay Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Robert Smith Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Alan Reid Argyll & Bute Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 John Barrett Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat 0%
    =1 Alistair Carmichael Orkney & Shetland Liberal Democrat 0%

Do please use How Liberal / Authoritarian is your MP? and its built-in social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to spread the news about how liberal or authoritarian your MP is.