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Jo Swinson, Julian Huppert & David Laws top Lib Dem members’ reshuffle promotion wish-list

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. LDV asked: Which backbench Lib Dem MPs who are not current ministers would you like to […]

LDV poll: Vince or Tim are Lib Dem members’ top choices for leader in event of vacancy

by Stephen Tall on June 7, 2012

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. Some 560 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 28% choose Vince, 21% tip Tim: how you voted Yesterday we reported the finding that 34% of Lib […]

In other news… Michael Brown extradited, unpaid party internships, Jo Swinson for cabinet? & other stories

by Stephen Tall on April 24, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Lib Dem donor Michael Brown to be extradited to UK (BBC News) Convicted fraudster and former Lib Dem donor Michael Brown is facing a hearing in Spain for extradition to the UK. He was flown to Madrid […]

In other news… Jo on Easter eggs, Brian interviewed, Dr Pack post-budget wallchart, and more…

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Confectionery giants ‘not doing enough’ to reduce Easter egg packaging (Daily Mail) Easter egg manufacturers have been criticised for not doing enough to reduce packaging and improve how much can be recycled. Currently, an estimated 3,000 tonnes […]

Swinson: We need to make girls feel confident about their own body

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2010

Almost exactly a year ago, Lib Dem MPs Jo Swinson and Lynne Featherstone were among those in the party’s Real Women group leading the campaign to “Ban airbrushing in children’s adverts”, a view later endorsed by an independent Home Office report. They’ve been joined in their campaign now by Girlguiding UK, which is today launching […]

Jo Swinson target of anonymous smear campaign

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

This how today’s Sun reports the story:

A LIB-DEM MP has called in cops after an anonymous smear campaign was launched against her. Trouble-makers claiming to represent the East Dunbartonshire Taxpayers’ Alliance have sent letters to hundreds of voters across the region blackening the name of Jo Swinson, who is standing again on May 6. …
Ms […]

It’s Easter, so it’s time for Jo Swinson’s annual Eggs-cess packaging report

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2010

2010 marks the fourth year of Jo Swinson’s annual Easter Egg excess packaging report. (You can read LDV’s 2009 posting here). This year’s headline conclusion? “Some Easter egg manufacturers have drastically cut their excess packaging, while others are lagging far behind.”
Jo explains her campaign further on her website:
Consumers are tired of excess packaging – […]

Annoyed by BBC Question Time panel selection? Then you know what to do.

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2010

A couple of years back, I was moved to write to the BBC complaining about Question Time’s pro-Tory bias, regularly featuring Tory-supporting journalists alongside Tory MPs.
Well, that’ll learn me to be careful what you wish for. Because what do we have to look forward to on tonight’s QT panel? The following: an official Labour representative […]

#G2010 – what I said (and didn’t get the chance to say)

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2009

I mentioned last week that I was speaking at the Government 2010 conference as part of a panel discussion on ‘Blogging, Social Media and New Media’. 45 minutes might be enough time – at least if you believe Tony Blair (…)

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Swinson: Brits spend as much time commuting as they do on holiday

by Stephen Tall on August 31, 2009

Are you spending half your August Bank Holiday Monday stuck in a traffic jam? Well, just think of it as extra vacation. Lib Dem research has revealed that the average British commuter spends the equivalent of 23 working days per (…)

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