Pollwatch Days 6-7 #GE2010 – Lib Dems at 20%, Lab 30%, Tories 38%

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

Five new polls over the last 2 days of the campaign:

YouGov in the Sun … CON 39%(+2), LAB 33%(+2), LIB DEM 20%(nc)
ComRes for the Independent/ITV … CON 37%(-2), LAB 30%(-2), LIB DEM 20%(+4)
ICM in the Guardian … CON 37%(-1), LAB 31%(+1), LIB DEM 20%(-1)
Opinium in the Express … CON 39%(nc), LAB 31%(+2), LIB DEM 17%(nc)
YouGov […]

The #GE2010 Golden Half-Dozen: pick of the Lib Dem blogs (12th April)

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

During the election campaign Lib Dem Voice is each day highlighting six blog-posts from the Lib Dem Blogs Aggregator which we think are well worth reading.
Here’s our pick from 12th April …

National Insurance: are the Tories this useless? (Mat Bowles)
Haven’t had your fill of the NIC debate yet? Mat takes a fair and […]

3 reasons to be pleased with Nick Clegg’s Paxman interview

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

I’ve just finished watching Jeremy Paxman grill Nick Clegg live on BBC1 (presumably on iPlayer later). There are three reasons Lib Dems can be pleased with Nick’s performance:
1. Most importantly, Nick acquitted himself very well. In spite of some tough questions, combined with Paxman’s trademark habit of never allowing an interviewee to finish a sentence, […]

How to get your hands on your David Heath action figure

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

Here at the Voice we get sent many promotional emails from companies looking for some free publicity. Generally we ignore them. But, just occasionally, they’re too creative, inventive and fun to ignore.
Congratulations then to designers and developers Fancy for coming up with the David Heath action figure, inspired by their local MP for Somerton and […]

Jo Swinson target of anonymous smear campaign

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

This how today’s Sun reports the story:

A LIB-DEM MP has called in cops after an anonymous smear campaign was launched against her. Trouble-makers claiming to represent the East Dunbartonshire Taxpayers’ Alliance have sent letters to hundreds of voters across the region blackening the name of Jo Swinson, who is standing again on May 6. …
Ms […]

LDVideo #GE2010 Election Special: Clegg promises fair tax system, warns of unrest over cuts

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

Been too busy campaigning to watch the TV news this week? Then catch up here with three videos showing Nick Clegg on his election travels …

Nick Clegg promises ‘fair’ tax system – attacks Labour over its ”outrageously unfair” tax system

Clegg warns of unrest over cuts – Nick says Britain could be hit by “serious social […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #GE2010 campaign coverage (12/4/10)

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

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

Lib Dems to accuse Labour of failing to deliver fair taxes (Guardian)

Tax is the issue of the day for the Lib Dems, with the party launching an attack on Labour for increasing taxes on the poor over the […]

Lib Dems on Labour’s manifesto: “Every Labour manifesto since 1997 has been full of promises they have broken”

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

Here’s Lib Dem manifesto author Danny Alexander’s first take on the launch of Labour’s manifesto:
Every Labour manifesto since 1997 has been full of promises they have broken. They simply can’t be trusted to do a single thing they say. The tax system is less fair than when Labour came to power. The only party that […]

Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #164

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 164th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (4th-10th April, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.
Don’t forget: you can now sign up to receive the […]