Helen Duffett appointed Internal Communications Manager for Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on January 18, 2011

Helen Duffett — Lib Dem blogger, tweeter, and much-loved member of Lib Dem Voice’s editorial collective — started today as the party’s new Internal Communications Manager. All of us at the Voice wish her the very best in this vital role. We are delighted that Helen has agreed to continue to fulfil the role of […]

LDV survey: Lib Dem members’ favourite Tory ministers revealed!

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 660 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. The Lib Dems have been in Coalition with the Conservatives for some eight months […]

What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition and Nick Clegg now (Part 2 of 2)

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 660 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. To read Part 1 — What Lib Dem members think about the party and […]

What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition and Nick Clegg now (Part 1 of 2)

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 660 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. What Lib Dem members think about the party and its leadership LDV asked: Do […]

73% of Lib Dem members say gap between poorest and richest now unacceptably large

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 660 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. LDV asked: Some people believe that the gap between the earnings of the richest […]

After Oldham: what does the result mean for the party’s targeting strategy?

by Stephen Tall on January 15, 2011

After all the anticipation and build-up, yesterday’s Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election was a bit of a damp squib. Labour retained the seat with a decent and improved majority, as would be expected of the only major opposition party. The Lib Dems held our own, Elwyn Watkins nudging up the share of the vote he […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2011-01-14

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2011

Had totally forgotten this – my Total Politico questionnaire: http://bit.ly/e6Cm8L << All my likes and dislikes. # RT @markpack Great-looking, long one-page websites: three's a trend » Malcolm Coles http://bit.ly/hQoB74 << vv cool. # @alexfoster ref You can haz CUTE (…)

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Has Nick detected the emergence of ‘shy Cleggites’?

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

‘Shy Tories’ — the term applied to those planning to vote Conservative, but too embarrassed to admit it publicly — was a phrase used to help explain the pollsters’ failure to predict John Major’s 1992 election victory. An anecdote told by Nick Clegg in his interview in today’s Sun suggests the Lib Dems might also […]

Sorene appointed Nick Clegg’s new head of communications

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

PR Week reports: The Cabinet Office has appointed a senior Whitehall communicator to a newly-created role as Nick Clegg’s head of comms. James Sorene, currently the Department of Health’s head of news, will also act as the embattled Deputy Prime Minister’s spokesman. The role will involve working with Clegg’s political spokesman James McGrory and chief […]

Farron triggers PCC probe into Telegraph’s Lib Dem MPs undercover sting

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

The BBC reports: The press watchdog is investigating the Daily Telegraph’s use of undercover reporters to record Lib Dem ministers’ thoughts on the coalition government. It reported comments made by Business Secretary Vince Cable in a meeting with people he thought were constituents. Lib Dem President Tim Farron asked the Press Complaints Commission to investigate. […]