Lib Dem members’ favourite political blogs ranked

by Stephen Tall on October 6, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum before conference to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results.

Guardian’s CiF tops poll: almost half Lib Dem members read it

LDV asked: Which other politics blogs (if any) do you read? Please tick all that apply.

Five points worth noting, I think:

  • Interesting to see the dominant market position of Comment is Free, with 46% of Lib Dem members in our survey reading it;
  • Also interesting to note how Huffington Post has quickly established itself;
  • Almost four-in-five (78%) Lib Dem members read at least one political blog;
  • Group blogs now dominate the blogosphere — UK Polling Report and Nick Robinson are the only one-man-band blogs read by more than one-in-10 of you;
  • Of the 8% who specified ‘Others’ only Daily Kos was mentioned more than once (along with some Lib Dem bloggers).
  • Over 1,200 Lib Dem paid-up party members are registered with More than 550 responded to the latest survey, which was conducted between 19th and 22nd September. NB: most responses received before Nick Clegg’s apology broadcast.
  • Please note: we make no claims that the survey is fully representative of the Lib Dem membership as a whole. However,’s surveys are the largest independent samples of the views of Lib Dem members across the country, and have in the past offered accurate guides to what party members think.
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  • * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum, and also writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.