Posts Tagged “ros scott”

Helena Morrissey’s Report: some praise is also due

by Stephen Tall on June 13, 2013

I offered my first impressions of Helena Morrissey’s independent report into the Lib Dems’ culture and practices here yesterday, based on a skim-read and hearing Helena’s presentation of it at a media briefing. I read the report in full (available online here) on the train home last night. I recommend it to all Lib Dems, […]

Who Lib Dem members think are the most effective non-MPs at promoting the party

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Oakeshott, Ashdown and Pack top your list LDV asked: Which prominent Lib Dems who are NOT […]

LDV survey: what party members want from the Lib Dem president

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the early race for the party presidency, the London mayoral selection, Trident, and the Labour leadership. Over 400 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. With the election for party president in the offing, Lib […]

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, […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #GE2010 campaign coverage

by Stephen Tall on April 8, 2010

Pushed for time, but want to keep up-to-date with how the campaign’s going? Here are today’s must-reads ….

Nick Clegg launching Scottish Lib Dem election campaign (BBC)
It will be almost like old times for the Lib Dems, with former leader Charles Kennedy joining Nick Clegg to launch the Lib Dems’ Scottish campaign – as CK himself […]

Leading Lib Dems’ approval ratings, as voted by party members

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2010

A week ago, Lib Dem Voice invited the members of our private discussion forum (open to all Lib Dem members) inviting them to take part in a survey, conducted via Liberty Research, asking a number of questions about the party and the current state of British politics. Many thanks to the 200 of you who […]

Chris Fox appointed Lib Dems' interim chief executive

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

Ros Scott, the Lib Dem party president, has just issued the following announcement that Chris Fox will take over as interim chief executive of the party during July: Following this month’s announcement that we will be appointing an Interim Chief (…)

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EXCLUSIVE: Ros Scott announces no permanent replacement for Rennard as Lib Dem Chief Exec 'til 2010

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2009

Here’s the statement from Baroness (Ros) Scott, Lib Dem party president: After some considerable deliberation, the Leader, the Chair of the FFAC and I have decided not to proceed immediately with the appointment of a new permanent Chief Executive to (…)

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Papering over the crack of the elephant in the room

by Stephen Tall on May 22, 2009

Yesterday was a sad day for the Lib Dems. First, because we lost as chief executive a proven successful campaigner, Lord (Chris) Rennard, who helped save the post-merger Lib Dems from near extinction. And, secondly, because the way in which (…)

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LDV Awards 2008: Lib Dem Campaigner of the Year & Most Desperate Press Release of the Year

by Stephen Tall on December 31, 2008

Many thanks to the 200+ LDV readers who took part in our end-of-year awards, which ran between 23rd and 28th December. Voting was conducted via Liberty Research using the alternative vote method of ranking the nominees for each of the (…)

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