Lib Dem donation figures in full (Quarter 1, 2012)

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

The Electoral Commission has recently published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £606,724 between January and March this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of donations (excluding public funds) received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 and 2004. […]

Local pay for the public sector: a row the Lib Dems and the Coalition will want to dodge?

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

The Huffington Post published an excellent dissection of the twists and turns the debate on local pay for public sector workers (sometimes called regional pay) is taking within the Lib Dems: Letters written by the Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander [suggest] the number two minister at the Treasury appeared wildly enthusiastic […]

Introducing CentreForum’s ‘Liberal of the Week’ awards

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

This week marks the start of a new feature I’ll be running in association with the CentreForum think-tank: Liberal of the Week. The aim is simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote liberal ideas. How are we defining (…)

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

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2012

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 560 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Ken Clarke remains Lib Dems’ most popular Tory cabinet minister The Lib Dems have been in Coalition with […]