Posts Tagged “Online politics”

LDV survey: The qualities members want from the Lib Dem party president (and whose campaign reached most members)

by Stephen Tall on November 13, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the contest for the party presidency, the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. As today is the day the result […]

The state of the Lib Dem blogosphere

by Stephen Tall on September 23, 2010

‘Like a yeti in a barber shop?’ This was the playful headline with which the big ‘n’ bearded Lib Dem MP David Heath chose to announce his arrival in the party’s blogosphere, capturing something of the tongue-in-cheek essence of Lib Dem blogging. David’s blog – – has, rather sadly, fallen silent since the general […]

Total Politics Top 75 Lib Dem blogs list published

by Stephen Tall on September 6, 2010

It’s two months since Total Politics asked blog-readers to vote for their Top 10 favourite blogs in their annual survey promoted here on LDV, as well as at LabourList and Iain Dale’s Diary. More than 2,200 people voted, and here is the full list of the Top 75 Lib Dem blogs according to the voters […]

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 […]

Can you design a poster to win the AV “Yes” campaign?

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2010 has launched a competition to crowd-source the design talent of bloggers who support abolishing first-past-the-vote and replacing it with the Alternative Vote in readiness for next May’s referendum. Andy May – occasional contributor to LDV – has mocked up this effort to get the ball rolling: But he’s asking for readers’ assistance: What do […]

Lib Dem MP Simon Wright delivers his Mpinions

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2010

Simon Wright, the Lib Dem MP for Norwich South who did the nation a service by vanquishing Charles Clarke, is the first of the newbie MPs to take part in a viral video campaign called ‘Mpinions’. Here’s the spiel from its creators: Mpinions is allowing new MPs to properly introduce themselves to you and all […]

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 […]

Lib Dems lead the digital way … on the Web, on Twitter and on Facebook

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

The jury might be out on whether the 2010 general election is living up to its billing as ‘The Internet Election’, but the verdict on the Lib Dems’ use of the web is a thumbs-up.
The party website
First up, As today’s Guardian reports:

Fresh from being crowned king of TV following the first leaders’ debate on […]

Unofficial Lib Dem Facebook fan group exceeds 100,000 members

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

It’s less than a week since Lib Dem Voice brought you news of a fresh new unofficial Facebook fan group, We got Rage Against the Machine to #1, we can get the Lib Dems into office!
We noted then that the group was “almost as big” as the official Lib Dem Facebook group, having just […]

Lib Dem Linda aims to kick Nads out of Parliament

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2010

LDV readers may have already seen Lib Dem candidate Linda Jack’s advertising campaign video aimed at raising funds to unseat controversial Tory MP Nadine Dorries in Mid-Bedfordshire. Launched today, Linda’s ad will appear on leading political blogs and web sites to raise funds, as well as those searching for Nadine Dorries on Google.

(Also available to […]