Posts Tagged “local elections”

On the election of President Hollande, I refer you to the answer I gave some months ago…

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2012

France’s Fifth Republic has a new president, Francois Hollande. I shed few tears for the man he replaces, Nikolas Sarkozy — while his economic policies were preferable his grubbing for National Front votes (and not just in the last fortnight) (…)

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Labour’s not-so-very-local election broadcast shows how unimportant local decision-making is to Ed Miliband’s party

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2012

Tonight’s Labour local election broadcast, starring telly’s very own Lord (Robert) Winston, climaxes with the rallying cry: On Thursday May 3rd, vote NHS, vote Labour Exactly how voting Labour then will help the NHS isn’t explored — not surprisingly, because it won’t. There’s a reason these elections are called local elections, after all. Before highlighting […]

And the winners are…

by Stephen Tall on June 14, 2009

Back on 2nd June, LDV launched our election prediction competition, inviting readers to put their reputations on the line and tell us what they thought would happen in the 4th June English local and European elections. Here are the questions (…)

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Nick Clegg in conversation with Iain Dale

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2009

Everyone’s favourite Tory blogger Iain Dale interviewed Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg on Friday morning about the party’s performance in the English local elections – you can listen to the 7-minute podcast version below: Powered by Podbean.com

The Great Expectations Game

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2009

Earlier this week, I blogged about the ‘expectations game’, the way in which post-election analysis can be spun, and speculated that the Lib Dems were being set up for a fall. In fact, though, the reporting of the party’s performance (…)

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Local elections ’09: the LDV verdict

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2009

What to make of 4th June’s local elections in England, how to sum it up? The clichés are easy: a mixed bag, a curate’s egg, et bloody cetera. The reality is simpler, in my view: Thursday’s local elections were, generally, (…)

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Local elections – Friday open thread

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2009

English local election results will be pouring in throughout the day. Lib Dem Voice will try and keep you abreast of what’s happening across the country, as we did throughout Thursday night with our open thread – many thanks in (…)

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LDV election prediction competition: what you've said so far

by Stephen Tall on June 4, 2009

On Tuesday we published our Lib Dem Voice competition to predict the results of the local and European elections taking place today, 4th June, and win a copy of LDV’s own annual, The Tangerine Book, and a limited edition LDV (…)

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Who’s winning the expectations battle?

by Stephen Tall on June 3, 2009

If there’s one thing which worries most party bosses before an election, it is how they manage media expectations of the results. For it is how the media reports this Thursday’s election results which will by and large determine whether (…)

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LDV election prediction competition: what will happen on 4th June?

by Stephen Tall on June 2, 2009

Just two days left ‘til polling day in what for many will be a double-election, with local elections taking place in much of England, and European elections being held across the UK. So what better time than now to launch (…)

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