That LibDemVoice survey on the party presidency (which, ahem, called it wrong): 8 thoughts from me

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2014

What happened there, then? I refer to the LibDemVoice survey of party members reported here on Wednesday which showed Daisy Cooper with a clear lead over Sal Brinton in the contest for party president; when actual votes were counted the result was reversed. Is this moment to the LDV surveys what the 1992 election was […]

A chance to say thank you to Tim Farron

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2014

The Lib Dems now have a President-elect: yesterday it was announced that Sal Brinton had won the only post other than that of party leader subject to an all-member ballot. Congratulations to her; and a big thanks to runner-up Daisy Cooper as well as Liz Lynne for ensuring a healthy debate. However, this post isn’t […]

Devo-max for Scotland: what Lib Dem members think

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2014

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. 747 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. On Thursday, the Smith Commission published its recommendations on how to take forward […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 12

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2014

Congratulations (again) to Jon Featonby, continuing to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 12, having amassed a Chelsea-esque 729 points. That’s enough to put John in the top 0.05% of the 3.5m global players of the league. Not bad. He’s put a little space between himself and nearest rivals George Murray (709) and […]

My must-reads this week November 28, 2014

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention this week… The immigration speech David Cameron should be giving | Jonathan Portes | Comment is free | The Guardian The immigration speech Jonathan Portes would write for David Cameron (…)

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Exclusive survey results: What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition so far

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2014

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. 747 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Members back Coalition with Conservatives by 79% to 18% Do you support or […]

Five vie to succeed Jeremy Browne as Lib Dem candidate for Taunton Deane

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2014

There’s a short-list of five to take over from Jeremy Browne as the Lib Dem candidate for Taunton Deane, according to the BBC: The shortlist to be Taunton Deane Lib Dem candidate #GE2015 is: @GideonJAmos @CllJustineBaker Rachel Gilmour @JustineMcG1 @MartinMTurner — Ruth Bradley (@Ruthsays) November 27, 2014 The successful candidate will be defending a majority […]

Latest Ashcroft polls of Lib Dem seats: MP incumbency protects party in 10 out of 13 constituencies

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2014

The Conservative peer and pollster Lord Ashcroft has released the results of his latest polling of key seats for the next general election, including 13 seats currently held by the Lib Dems and one (Watford) which the party is actively targeting. These seats are ones with bigger majorities than those he’s previously surveyed, and include […]

40% of the British public wants the Lib Dems to poll higher than now at the general election, YouGov finds

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2014

Here’s an interesting survey finding via YouGov. The pollster asked the following (slightly awkwardly worded) question: The Lib Dems are currently between 6% to 11% in the opinion polls. At the next general election, might the Lib Dems get closer to their previous several elections? Their average for the past five elections is around 19%. […]

Election for Lib Dem Party President: who will win, according to our exclusive survey

by Stephen Tall on November 26, 2014

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. The survey closed at 10am today. 747 party members responded – thank you – and we’ll be publishing the full results here. Tim Farron’s four-year stint as […]