The Lib Dem Voice Golden Dozen of 2011

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2012

My Voice colleague Helen Duffett has already published the final round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere of 2011 here. Our Golden Dozen deliberately eschews posts published on this site: its aim is to share the link-love around.

But for those who are interested — not least the Voice Collective — here are the most-read posts published on LibDemVoice during 2011:

1. Opinion: However unfair it is, Chris Huhne should step down
Simon McGrath | Published 22nd May 2011

2. Chris Huhne’s election expenses: once again, nothing to see here, move along
By Mark Pack | Published 25th May 2011

3. Barnsley Central result: Labour win, Lib Dems sixth
By The Voice | Published 4th March 2011

4. Andrew Reeves passes away
By Mark Pack | Published 3rd June 2011

5. Black Friday for Lib Dems: it’s worse than we thought
By Stephen Tall | Published 6th May 2011

6. Dealing with the political weather: three lessons to learn
By Mark Pack | Published 25th May 2011

7. Ken Livingstone: mine won’t be a grassroots funded campaign
By Mark Pack | Published 28th August 2011

8. Response: Chair of Federal Conference Committee on increased security measures
By Andrew Wiseman | Published 3rd June 2011

9. Ouch! Lib Dems suffer first anti-government backlash in 80 years
By Stephen Tall | Published 6th May 2011

10. LDV Caption Competition | Hugh Grant and Nick Clegg “one for the family album” edition
By Stephen Tall | Published 18th September 2011

11. Why Simon Kelner is wrong to defend Johann Hari
By Stephen Tall | Published 29th June 2011

12. Those Oldham East and Saddleworth polls: what do they mean?
By Stephen Tall | Published 9th January 2011

Honourable mentions, too, to for two posts which would have featured in the Golden Dozen of 2011 as among the 12 most-read articles on the site… except for the fact that both were published in 2010. Ah, the power of search engine optimisation! They were:

Election purdah period: what can and can’t be done?
By Mark Pack | Published 8th March 2010

Andrew Marr: a little bit of a hypocrite
By Stephen Tall | Published 11th October 2010

Many thanks to the 419,010 individual visitors who dropped by LibDemVoice in the past year. Hope to see you here again during 2012!