Author Archives: Jason Mehmet

Opinion: social media priorities

The last article I wrote conjoured up a utopian vision of Liberal Democrat e-campaigning. However, it might not be a realistic aim for individuals or groups who lack social media expertise, or time, to develop a fully fledged social media presence. How, then, should Liberal Democrats prioritise the different elements of social media?

The first choice is an absolute no-brainer. If you do nothing else, start a Facebook page. Don’t mistake a Facebook ‘group’ for a Facebook ‘page’. Though they share some features, they are different beasts. A local Party group should have an ‘official’ Facebook page. Individuals may …

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Opinion: On Liberal Democrat e-campaigning

The internet is a regular topic on LibDem Voice and one of the most incisive comments I’ve seen about the how the internet applies to the Liberal Democrats was written here:

…at a local level – whether for council or parliamentary elections – email and Facebook, blogs and Twitter, websites and YouTube can each make a real difference to an individual candidate’s campaigning efforts, offering them the chance to motivate supporters, and communicate directly with voters. None of these are a replacement for regular Focus leaflets and door-to-door personal contact; but they are an increasingly essential addition to our traditional

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Opinion: National influence, international irrelevance?

I remember the day I self-identified as a Liberal Democrat. I was a teenager, perhaps 16 or 17, (disclosure: I’m now in my mid 30s) and was actually watching a political debate that was taking place on what was, at the time, ‘yoof’ TV.

The three main parties were represented. I can’t recall who the other two people were, but the stand-out performance was from Simon Hughes.  Everything he said just made sense and for the life of me I couldn’t understand why the Liberal Democrats were not in Government.  This was the point at which I became politically aware.

I can’t …

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  • User Avatarpaul barker 1st Feb - 10:00pm
    Its more doublethink than hypocrisy, they really do see themselves as "a moral crusade" & paradoxically that means they can use any methods to win.
  • User AvatarMr Wallace 1st Feb - 9:59pm
    Thanks for the link Simon, the interviewer is a bit rude interrupting her but yeah, she didn't come across well at all. Very badly in...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 1st Feb - 9:37pm
    @Stephen Donnelly 1st Feb '15 - 5:42pm Following Paul's link: [[The two main units of traffic measurement are views and unique visitors. A view is...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 1st Feb - 9:12pm
    @Mr Wallace "We need something like syriza here." Based on Natalie Bennett's "car crash" interview a week ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dFn8RIXOBE, I would say that the sort...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 1st Feb - 8:43pm
    Mr Wallace 1st Feb '15 - 8:10pm And to you I would say that Liberal Democracy must not allowed to become an established part of...
  • User AvatarDavid Golden 1st Feb - 8:24pm
    The next party political broadcast should be devoted to Mental Health. A chance to put a stake in the ground that this is an election...