Posts Tagged “party leadership”

Après Nick: which Lib Dem MPs are best-placed to become the next Lib Dem leader?

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2014

Today’s Independent has an interesting story speculating on the Lib Dem leadership contest to come if the 2015 election result triggers Nick Clegg’s resignation. It’s one of the features of this parliament – perhaps linked to it being a fixed-term in which we know the dates are all known – that there hasn’t been nearly […]

Why I voted for Chris Huhne (and in praise of The Two Iains)

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2013

Here’s my 2007 Lib Dem leadership election ballot paper: Chris Huhne got my first preference. (Okay, with only two candidates there wasn’t really a need to mark the figure ‘1’: I’m just a die-hard preferential voter.) I slightly surprised myself (…)

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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 […]