Pollwatch Day 2 #ge2010 – Lib Dems at 20%, Lab 30%, Tories 38%

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2010

Three new polls tonight, and there’s good news for the Lib Dems – we’re up in all of them:

YouGov in the Sun … CON 37% (-3%), LAB 32% (n/c), LIB DEM 19% (+2%)
Populus in the Times … CON 39% (-1%), LAB 32% (+2%), LIB DEM 21% (+1%)
Angus Reid in the Express … CON 37% (-1%), […]

The #ge2010 Golden Half-Dozen: pick of the Lib Dem blogs (7th April)

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2010

During the election campaign Lib Dem Voice will each day be highlighting six blog-posts from the Lib Dem Blogs Aggregator which we think are well worth reading.
Here’s our pick from 7th April, the first full day’s campaigning …

There’s an election coming – hurrah! (Lynne Featherstone)
Lynne on the joys of standing for re-election: “It’s […]

Gordon Brown’s election pledge: I will not make the tax system fairer

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2010

Gordon Brown has today announced one of his election pledges: Labour has no plans to make our tax system fairer. Or has he put it: Labour will hold the basic income tax rate at 20 pence in the pound.
Lib Dems, too, are committed to keeping the basic rate of income tax at 20p. But, […]

The Vince Factor: economic credibility and the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2010

Cross-posted from the International Business Times.
It’s a question that’s been playing on the minds of Lib Dems for some time: how can the party translate the popularity of the party’s deputy leader and shadow chancellor Vince Cable into votes for the Liberal Democrats?
Of Vince’s popularity there is no doubt. Two recent opinion polls (one […]

Labour’s hypocrisy on political reform: kill it off then claim you’ll resuscitate it later, maybe

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2010

General election campaigns are, perhaps, the worst possible time to judge politicians: they’re frantic, break-neck affairs when serious thought takes a back-seat.
But, still, you really do have to wonder at the sheer breath-taking effrontery of Gordon Brown’s decision to trumpet his political reformist credentials on the very same day as his government kills off […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #ge2010 campaign coverage

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2010

Pushed for time, but want to keep up-to-date with how the campaign’s going? Here are today’s must-reads ….

Nick Clegg spearheads election strategy of ‘northern offence, southern defence’ (Guardian)
Highlighting the launch of the party’s campaign in Watford, where the Lib Dems’ Sal Brinton is aiming to oust Labour. (You can donate to her campaign here).
The […]