Posts Tagged “Party policy and internal matters”

Should the Lib Dems elect our (shadow) cabinet members?

by Stephen Tall on September 28, 2010

The election of Ed Miliband as Labour leader — despite losing the vote among Labour party members and MPs/MEPs — presented an easy target for the Lib Dems, a party which has always believed in one-member-one-vote, and where the views of our MPs carry equal weight as any other party member. However, there is another […]

Lib Dem Voice comments policy for internal party elections

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2010

A site housekeeping notice follows… Liberal Democrat Voice is an independent website, and therefore is not bound by the rules governing the party’s selections. However, we are happy voluntarily to operate our editorial policy in the spirit of selection rules adopted by the party. Where those rules ban endorsements generally any comments that would infringe […]

Who do you think should stand for the Lib Dem presidency (and what should they do if elected)?

by Stephen Tall on September 11, 2010

Ros Scott’s announcement that she is standing down from the position of party president has come as a surprise to Lib Dem members. First, because it has become almost traditional for party presidents to serve two terms — Ros’s three predecessors, Simon Hughes, Lord Dholakia and Lord Maclennan all served two terms each, unchallenged. Secondly, […]

Official: 4,500 new Lib Dem members have joined party since election and coalition agreement

by Stephen Tall on July 15, 2010

Lib Dem party membership is up a remarkable 14% this year, according to official figures released by the party in England. 4,500 new members have joined the party since the election and the coalition agreement was reached, and the party is having greater success in retaining current members than in previous years. Lib Dem Voice […]

Lib Dem party membership: “10 members joining for each departure”

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

With the Labour party claiming an influx of new recruits, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Reading East at the last election, Gareth Epps, has written to The Guardian pointing out the Lib Dems too have seen a significant increase in new members: Your report (7 July) of a “surge” in Labour membership makes claims about […]