So I’ve charted higher than Ming or Nick, I see

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

The Telegraph has published its annual list of Top 50 influential Lib Dems, compiled by Iain Dale and Brian Brivati. I’m a new entry at number 41, charting higher than Ming Campbell or indeed Nick Clegg’s ‘So Sorry’ video. It’s nicer to be in than out, of course — though I’m there more for what I represent as co-editor of LibDemVoice, and in particular the notice taken of our members’ surveys.

41. (NEW) Stephen Tall
Co-editor, Liberal Democrat Voice
Stephen Tall’s influence stems for Liberal Democrat Voice, the must-read site for party activists which he helped take over running when its founder, Rob Fenwick, stood down. It is Tall who runs the site’s surveys of party members, whose results often find their way into the media. A Research Associate at CentreForum, Tall is usually more at home with the politics of David Laws than of Simon Hughes, but rarely picks factional fights, being a critical friend of the party who prefers to talk up its achievements rather than knock them down.

And congrats to my co-editor Mark Pack who, it turns out, is even more influential than me… As ‘one of the party’s key thinkers on campaigning tactics and organization’, he lands in the list number 32.