Posts Tagged “libdemvoice”

The 3 Lib Dem seats where the Greens are a threat

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2014

It’s three months since the Lib Dems were beaten into fifth place at the European elections: the party which nudged us out was the Greens. Ukip may be grabbing the media attention, but it’s the party of Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas which poses the bigger threat to our party. It’s not hard to see […]

++ Coup for Ukip as Tory MP Carswell defects, triggers by-election in Clacton

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2014

Douglas Carswell, elected in 2010 as Conservative MP for Clacton, has today announced he’s joining Ukip and will fight a by-election under his new party’s banner. In one sense, the news isn’t a surprise. Carswell is a member of the Tory awkward squad, its sixth most rebellious backbencher according to Revolts.co.uk, having defied the party […]

Happy Birthday to us: 8 years old today

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2014

8 years ago today LibDemVoice appeared for the very first time. The first story? ‘Hughes certain to be challenged for party Presidency’. He, erm, wasn’t. But, still, the site soon established itself as a fixture in the Lib Dem blogsophere thanks to the early efforts of the founding team: Rob Fenwick, Mark Pack, Ryan Cullen, […]

The ‘Favourability Index’: the Tories and Cameron lead, Lib Dems half as popular as Ukip

by Stephen Tall on August 24, 2014

I’m a fan of polling firm ComRes’s ‘Favourability Index’ which asks of political parties and their leaders ‘How favourable or unfavourable are you to X?’ For sure it’s a simplistic binary. But, then, so’s voting. It gives a much more accurate read-out of perceptions, I think, than asking (for instance) if people think X is […]

Safe standing at football grounds: “an idea whose time has come,” say Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2014

I can still remember my first ever live football match. It was a glamorous encounter between Everton and Newport County in the second round of the League Cup on 24th September 1986. A big part of what made it memorable was the electric atmosphere of the Gwladys Street stand at Goodison Park. I was nine, […]

Safe standing at football grounds: “an idea whose time has come,” say Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2014

I can still remember my first ever live football match. It was a glamorous encounter between Everton and Newport County in the second round of the League Cup on 24th September 1986. A big part of what made it memorable was the electric atmosphere of the Gwladys Street stand at Goodison Park. I was nine, […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 1

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2014

Congratulations to Sam Barnett, Mike Matuszczyk and George Murray, who lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after its first full week, each scoring 70 points or more. There are 122 players in total and you can still join the league by clicking here. I merely mention in passing that two of the LDV team — […]

In the next month 39 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. They include Watford, on paper the 6th most winnable Tory seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of just 1.39%, as well as Redcar, where incumbent […]

Quote of the Week: Lauren Bacall – “I’m total, total, total liberal and proud of it.”

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s Lauren Bacall, who died this week, aged 89, being interviewed by Larry King in 2005: KING: “Wait a minute. Are you a liberal?” BACALL: “I’m a liberal. The “L” word!” KING: “Egads!” BACALL: … I love it. Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone […]

Quote of the Week: Lauren Bacall – “I’m total, total, total liberal and proud of it.”

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s Lauren Bacall, who died this week, aged 89, being interviewed by Larry King in 2005: KING: “Wait a minute. Are you a liberal?” BACALL: “I’m a liberal. The “L” word!” KING: “Egads!” BACALL: … I love it. Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone […]



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