Posts Tagged “General Election”

The Lib Dem vote share: not always the best guide to how successful the Lib Dems have been…

by Stephen Tall on December 4, 2012

An important point, with graph to match, from PoliticalBetting’s Mike Smithson: Chart showing how the total of Lib Dem seats has been or not linked to vote share from 1987 – 2010.… — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) December 4, 2012 To illustrate the point further: 1992 general election: Lib Dems won 5,999,384 votes, a vote-share […]

Can you predict what people are thinking based on analysis of online debate?

by Stephen Tall on August 1, 2010

That’s the question a company called, somewhat improbably, Onalytica have set out to answer in their paper, Using the Internet as a Market Research Database. They’ve summarised their key findngs thus: 1. Changes in daily election poll results could be estimated by measuring the changes in the relative amount of online discussion 2. We find […]

1,831 Thank Yous to all LDV readers who supported our election appeal

by Stephen Tall on May 26, 2010

A couple of months ago, Lib Dem Voice identified five candidates standing for the party in this general election in winnable seats whose campaigns needed a helping hand from readers willing to make a donation.
Thank you to all LDV readers who responded – collectively you helped raise some £1,831, a terrific response. Two of […]

The Internet election?

by Stephen Tall on May 22, 2010

Cross-posted from Liberal Democrat News:
“This will be the first real internet election,” was the oft-repeated claim made in the run up to 2010’s national poll. So how did that claim stack up against the reality?
Some will point to the hype surrounding the leaders’ debates as evidence that television remains the dominant force. Ten million tuned […]

So. Farewell Then

by Stephen Tall on May 18, 2010

So. Farewell
Spoof Lib Dem website
Which introduced the
World to
Gorvid Camerown.
Yes. You are
The first victim of
The coalition cuts.
65 years of
Two-party rule
Was your catchphrase.
You just
Never said
Which two parties.
Now gone from the web
Twitter and YouTube.
But we shall
Always have
The memories.
Rest in
Taking the piss.
EJ Thribb (17½)

What Lib Dem members think about talking to the Tories: LDV poll results

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has been conducting a survey today of party members registered on our members’ forum asking them for their views of the discussions that have been taking place between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives. Here’s what you’ve told us …

89% support Nick Clegg’s decision to let the party with the most […]

Lib Dems in 1st or 2nd place in almost 300 seats across UK

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2010

One of the least known facts about the last parliament, and which deserved to be more widely publicised, was that the Lib Dems were either in first or second place in 250 constituencies across the UK – which made the media’s tired and almost exclusive concentration on Labour and the Tories for most of the […]

Proportion matters – the diagram that shows the election result is balls

by Stephen Tall on May 7, 2010


What do you make of David Cameron’s “offer”?

by Stephen Tall on May 7, 2010

I’ve not seen a transcript yet, but here’s ConservativeHome’s paraphrase of David Cameron’s supposed “offer” to the Lib Dems:
I thank Nick Clegg for recognising that the Tories won most new seats and I will now talk to the Liberal Democrats about delivering the kind of government Britain needs.
I offer reassurances to the Liberal Democrats so […]

The morning after the night before: 10 questions we need to answer (but maybe not today)

by Stephen Tall on May 7, 2010

Here’s a few to ponder … Or perhaps best to sleep on them.
1. What happened to the predicted Lib Dem surge? Did people change their mind at the last minute? Did young people not turn out? Did floating voters turn their back on us?
2. How did the opinion polls get the Lib Dem share of […]