Lib Dem publish latest accounts, shows £410k deficit and party membership down to 42,500

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

The latest set of accounts for the Lib Dems have been published – I’ve uploaded it at the foot of this post. Here are 5 points that struck me I read through the document. 1) The party ended 2012 with a £410k deficit The party recorded a £410k deficit, with £6m income and £6.4m expenditure. […]

My recommended reading for today July 26, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… More than half of Lib Dem members want a power-sharing deal with Labour in 2015 | Mail Online More than half of Lib Dem members want a power-sharing deal with Labour in (…)

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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Clegg’s ratings get a boost & 55% of party members want him to lead party in 2015

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

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. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Nick Clegg’s ratings recover to +18%, best in over a year What is your […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #43: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. (Our Villain is David Cameron.)

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury Reason: for wanting to inject more competition into the short-term lender market Short-term lenders, often known as payday loans companies — and exemplified by Wonga — have […]