Posts Tagged “european elections 2014”

Lib Dem MP on post-22 May leadership speculation: “Ashdown would cut my balls off if I criticised Clegg”

by Stephen Tall on May 18, 2014

Lib Dems are braced for a tricky week. This Thursday will see the first UK-wide election since 2010, with voters choosing who represents them in the European Parliament. Many voters across England will also get to decide who runs their local council. Votes for the local elections will be counted on that night and throughout […]

New ICM poll: Do you want the okay-ish news or the bad news?

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2014

Let’s start with the okay-ish news… ICM, the ‘gold standard’ pollster, has the Lib Dems at 13% in the Guardian’s latest monthly survey. That wouldn’t usually be much to write home about – it is after all 10% lower than the party scored at the last general election – but after a string of polls […]

Battle of the Election Videos: Lib Dems’ “Incredible Silent Man” v. “Labour’s Un-credible Shrinking Man”

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2014

So Labour’s party election broadcast then… Titled The Un-credible Shrinking Man it mocks Nick Clegg as a deluded patsy of the posho Tories. He starts off being offered a biscuit and ends up being chased across the cabinet table by a big cat. Because he’s shrunk, y’see. And naked. I’m not sure I’m doing its […]

Latest Euro election polls: Ukip take the lead, but what about the Lib Dems?

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2014

It’s the last day of April, a month which began with the second ‘Nick v Nigel’ debate and has seen 11 polls asking specifically about voting intentions in the European elections on 22nd May. Here’s what they show: Quite a lot of movement, but the trend appears now to be that Ukip are in a […]

Latest ICM poll: Lib Dems at 12% for Westminster, but just 6% in the Euros

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2014

As I’ve mentioned before, The Guardian’s ICM poll is the one I wait for each month. The latest figures are now up, and the figures are… well, I’m not sure what to make of them really. In the snapshot of Westminster voting intentions, the Lib Dems are unchanged from last month on 12%, ahead of […]

Nick v Nigel: the polls call it for Farage. Disappointing, but don’t panic! Here’s 3 reasons why you shouldn’t…

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2014

Last week we had one post-debate poll. It showed Farage won overall, but the split was more interesting: Labour and Lib Dem voters went for Nick, Tory and Ukippers for Nigel. As you’d probably expect. This week we had two post-debate polls, and their results are remarkably similar. ICM says Clegg was reckoned to have […]

Latest Euro poll shows how, in this May’s elections, every %-age point matters for the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on March 28, 2014

Interest in the outcome of May’s European elections is picking up, at least judged by the number of polls the newspapers are commissioning – four have been published in the last fortnight. Here’s the average support for the parties: Labour – 30% Ukip – 26% Conservative – 24% Lib Dems – 9% Converting that into […]

Your essential Nick v Nigel debate reader: 15 articles to get you match-fit ahead of tonight’s live encounter

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2014

Today’s the day of the first Nick v Nigel debate. Here’s your essential reader ahead of tonight’s first encounter between the Lib Dem and Ukip leaders… Three LibDemVoice articles… First, let’s recall how the debate came about – Nick Clegg challenged Nigel Farage to the debate live on his LBC radio phone-in last month: “It’s […]

Lib Dems as ‘The Party of IN’ – Clegg’s pro-European strategy starts to pay off

by Stephen Tall on March 5, 2014

Kudos to Nick Clegg and his team, including his director of strategy Ryan Coetzee. The gambit of issuing a personal challenge to Nigel Farage to debate Nick on Europe has been accepted not only by the Ukip leader, but also now by the media. As Caron Lindsay reported here this morning – #NickvNigel – We […]

Four-in-10 voters would never consider voting for the Lib Dems – but it’s not all bad news…

by Stephen Tall on February 27, 2014

Some interesting poll data from Ipsos-Mori who were asked by British Future to look at attitudes towards voting for the four main political parties. Here’s three points that stood out for the Lib Dems: Four-in-10 voters would never consider voting for the Lib Dems, Conservatives or Ukip. Labour is less unpopular: one-in-three voters would never […]