Why was this Lib Dem conference cheerful? Simple: because it mattered.

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2011

The Economist’s pseudonymous political commentator Bagehot devotes his column this week to the Liberal Democrats, analysing the mood of serenity which prevailed at this year’s party conference to the surprise (and chagrin) of the media. He notes that activists were cheered by the anti-Tory rhetoric that pervaded speeches by Tim Farron, Chris Huhne and Vince […]

Lib Dem Voice survey shows members narrowly oppose Coalition’s NHS reforms

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 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. Some 550 party members responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. Lib Dem members vote 43% to 37% against Coalition’s NHS reforms LDV asked: The Health […]

LDVideo at Conference | CK on Nick, the DPM’s last year, and party leadership contest rules explained

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2011

Were you at Birmingham and so missed out on how the Lib Dem conference was reported? Not at Birmingham and so missed out on seeing Lib Dem MPs and government ministers up close and personal? We hope these videos will help (re-)connect you… Charles Kennedy on Nick Clegg (Available on the BBC website here.) Nick […]