@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-07-02

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2010

Holiday now officially over: photos posted to Facebook – http://bit.ly/dvSz8P – and blogging re-commenced – http://ldv.org.uk/20118 # @CllrDaisyBenson TY 🙂 I would say it's great to be back, but was getting happily used to sun, sea and books … in (…)

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New LDV members survey now live: what you think of the Budget and the Coalition Government so far

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2010

The new LDV members’ survey is now live. So if you are one of the 1,000+ registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum – and any paid-up party member is welcome to join – then you now have the opportunity to make your views known. Questions we are asking your opinion on include: which […]

LibLink: James Graham – On electoral reform, it’s AV or nothing

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2010

Over at The Guardian’s Comment Is Free website, Lib Dem blogger James Graham – who works for Unlock Democracy, incorporating Charter 88 – argues that, whatever reservations electoral reformers may have about the non-proprotionality of the alternative vote system, it is quite simply the only show in town. Here’s an excerpt: We could debate what […]

What Simon Hughes said about coalition politics in 2008

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2010

In 2008 – when the general assumption was that the Tories would win an overall majority – the Hansard Society published a collection of essays on the impact of a balanced parliament on British politics, titled No Overall Control. One of its contributors was Simon Hughes, then the Lib Dems’ shadow leader of the House, […]

David Miliband backs Alternative Vote reform, lays down gauntlet to Cameron

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2010

With Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg set to announce 5th May, 2011, as the date of the referendum on electoral reform, David Miliband – currently the leading contender to become the next Labour leader – was this morning asked the direct question whether he would back the move to the Alternative Vote. His answer was […]