Posts Tagged “Party policy and internal matters”

Lib Dem Party Committee election results

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2014

The Lib Dems have this evening announced the results of the elections to its Party Committees as voted for by conference representatives. Congratulations to all elected; commiserations to those who weren’t. The lists of those elected (and not), ordered by first preference votes, follows… Federal Executive Places: 15, Total valid vote: 677 Caron Lindsay 59 […]

Lib Dem party membership: the occasional ups and mostly downs since 1988

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2014

The Lib Dems published the party’s 2013 accounts this week. The report included the latest membership figures, which showed for the first time since 2010 an increase on the previous year’s: up 2% to 43,451. Here are the Lib Dem membership figures since the modern party’s formation as the successor to the Liberal Party and […]

Lib Dems publish latest accounts: £439k surplus and membership up to 43,451

by Stephen Tall on July 29, 2014

The latest set of accounts for the Lib Dems have been published – I’ve uploaded it at the foot of this post. (You can compare it with last year’s here.) Here are 5 points that struck me I read through the document. 1) Party bounces back from deficit to surplus Last year, the Lib Dems […]

A longer read for the weekend: How important will incumbency be to the Lib Dems in 2015?

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2014

Last year I wrote a piece, So, about that Lib Dem wipeout in 2015 then…, highlighting that – though the polls are grim for the Lib Dems – the assumption of many pundits that this will automatically translate into Lib Dem annihilation at the next election is flawed. That brief analysis was based on looking […]

A longer read for the weekend: How important will incumbency be to the Lib Dems in 2015?

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2014

Last year I wrote a piece, So, about that Lib Dem wipeout in 2015 then…, highlighting that – though the polls are grim for the Lib Dems – the assumption of many pundits that this will automatically translate into Lib Dem annihilation at the next election is flawed. That brief analysis was based on looking […]

Lib Dem Deputy Leader election: result expected today at 7pm

by Stephen Tall on January 28, 2014

Three Lib Dem MPs hope that by this evening they will be elected Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems – the post was vacated by Simon Hughes when he was appointed Justice Minister. The three competing for the post are (in strict surname order) Gordon Birtwhistle, Sir Malcolm Bruce and Lorely Burt. The electorate is […]

Lib Dems’ internal elections: your guide to where we’re at

by Stephen Tall on October 7, 2012

Every couple of years the Lib Dems hold internal elections in which conference representatives choose members of key party committees. As one of the seemingly few Lib Dems neither standing for election nor with a vote, I thought our readers might like an update on where we’re at… Federal Executive What does it do? The […]

What Chris Fox did next

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

It’s four months since we reported the departure of party chief executive Chris Fox, who did such a good job of filling the big shoes of his predecessor, Chris Rennard. Apparently, though, there is life beyond the Lib Dems — as PR Week reports: Chris Fox today started in his newly created post of director […]

What do the Lib Dems need from the party’s next Chief Executive?

by Stephen Tall on October 1, 2011

As readers of Liberal Democrat News — and the party’s website — will know the Lib Dem are searching for a new chief executive to succeed Chris Fox. Here’s the job ad: The Liberal Democrat Party is appointing a new Chief Executive. Liberal Democrat Headquarters, London, SW1 The Chief Executive leads the Party administration and […]

Update on Lib Dem conference accreditation: 5,617 approved, 138 in progress, 150 pending. One person refused.

by Stephen Tall on September 10, 2011

Jon Ball has just updated live from the Lib Dems’ Federal Conference Committee with the latest on the party’s conference accreditation which has provoked such internal controversy in recent weeks: Lib Dem conference accreditation update from FCC. 5,617 people have been approved. 138 applications are in progress. There are issues with 150 applications in various […]