The 2015 election: Lib Dem prospects in two sentences

by Stephen Tall on December 6, 2012

I spoke at a Brands2Life breakfast meeting on Tuesday, alongside ConservativeHome’s Tim Montgomerie and Policy Network’s Patrick Diamond, looking at Lib Dem hopes/fears for the 2015 general election. It was an interesting, non-partisan dissection of the three main parties’ prospects, both in terms of policy and campaigning — sharp questions from the audience, too. There’s a brief report here which gists well in two sentences what I said in 10 minutes:

Stephen Tall, co-Editor of the LibDem Voice website, argued that his party was in a stronger position than the opinion polls suggested and could play a pivotal role in a future hung parliament. It would fight the next election as a series of 57 local campaigns and target voters with messages that cut across the left-right divide while playing to its core brand attribute of fairness.