Posts Tagged “Wales”

Ouch! Lib Dems suffer first anti-government backlash in 80 years

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2011

The words ‘Good morning’ may seem overly ironic if you’re a Lib dem waking up this morning to the news of the party’s pretty awful 2011 election results. Here’s a quick round-up for those who’ve avoided the media so far today… Scotland: a huge night for the SNP, with the Lib Dems and Labour both […]

What will happen in today’s elections? Your thoughts, please…

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2011

Today, in case you hadn’t noticed, is election day. There are national elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and local elections for 279 councils across England. And of course there’s the referendum to determine the voting system used for elections to Westminster. Four years ago, in 2007, the Liberal Democrats were a party of […]

Pollwatch – State of the Parties: Lib Dems 11%, Labour 40%, Tories 36% (April 2011)

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2011

Well, it’s been a while since last the Voice rounded-up the polls — but with Scottish/Welsh/local elections just weeks away, it’s time to dust down our spreadsheets and take a look at the current states of the parties. A total of 35 polls were published during March. Now, as our readers know, LDV doesn’t cover […]

Kirsty on Lembit: “His approach to politics is different to mine.”

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2009

Getting on for a year ago, Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik began writing a regular political column in the Daily Sport. Thanks to Lib Dem blogger James Graham – who set up the Prawn Free Lembit blog, so that those of us who don’t touch the Sport’s casually misogynistic pages can follow his writings – […]

Jenny Randerson: Wales should have its own stock exchange

by Stephen Tall on October 17, 2009

A story we didn’t get the chance to cover this week was Nick Clegg’s speech to the National Liberal Club in which he gave his personal backing to an idea being developed by Lib Dem shadow business secretary John Thurso – the potential for a system of localised stock markets across Britain:

Regional stock exchanges are […]

Unemployment: Lib Dems on the bleak national picture

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2009

Three separate Lib Dem press releases ping into the Voice’s inbox, each of them them telling a depressing story about the human impact of the recession.
First up, Lib Dem shadow work and pensions secretary Steve Webb on the doubling of long-term unemployment in the last year alone:
Ministers try to spin the slower rise in […]