Author Archives: Ryan Cullen

Ryan Cullen is the creator of LibDemBlogs and LibDig. Having first got involved with the Liberal Democrats whilst at Warwick University he got his first real job working as the Communications Officer for LDYS (now Liberal Youth) down in the basement of Cowley Street. He moved to Lincoln to be with his girlfriend and was elected to the City Council. He now works as a web developer for Timico in Newark and spends nearly all his spare time keeping LibDemVoice and LibDemBlogs running smoothly.

Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #63

With Mr Tall t’internet less and Mr Foster off in Greece, it’s my turn to complete this weeks Golden Dozen.

It’s the 63rd of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (27th April – 3rd May), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Let’s get straight down to it, in descending order of popularity:

1. Peter Black: Tory compares Boris to Mussolini

2. Jo Anglezarke: Bumper mayoral blog round-up, she does it so I don’t have too.

3. Jennie Rigg: For Pity’s Sake, London Lib

Posted in Best of the blogs | Tagged | 5 Comments

Boris on YouTube

Being a high profile celebrity has helped Boris Johnson’s name recognition during the London Mayor contest. But being well known comes with its downside too, as it means that your past failings or blunders are likely to be well known too.

The large collection of films about Boris on YouTube demonstrate this well, he’s a very popular subject, but many of the pieces either mock or criticise him.

We’ve selected five, each of which highlights one particular reason not to support Boris Johnson in the Mayoral election.

You can watch them below, and take part in our online poll to …

Posted in Humour and London | Tagged | 2 Comments

Your picture next to your comments?

You may have noticed that next to people’s comments is a small picture of themselves.

If you want a picture to appear next to your comments you need to do two things.

  1. Visit Gravatar.com, create an account and upload a picture.
  2. Post a comment, ensuring that your email address that you’ve used on Gravatar is the same one that you’ve put in the comment field.

Feel free to post test comments …

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And the winner is…

…nope, not Nick Clegg, but Steve Comer who got the closest in our Leadership Contest Competition only being out by 0.7% of the vote share for Clegg and Huhne and only 0.6% out on the turnout. He will be shortly sent an exclusive LibDemVoice mug in the post. A special mention goes to Alex who was short on the turnout by only 0.1%, and commiserations to Charles Anglin who was actually the closest, but failed to provide a valid email address as required in the rules.
A full break down on the results can be …

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Nick Clegg is the new Leader

The results are in:
Nick Clegg – 20,988 (50.6%)
Chris Huhne – 20,477 (49.4%)
Turnout – 41,465

Nick Clegg
Credits Alex Folkes/Fishnik.com

Standby for further updates, including the winner of our Leadership Election Prediction Competition

EDIT 00:34am: The fullest information on results is available here. From this, we now know that turnout was 64.4% and there were 222 spoiled ballot papers.  The winner of our election prediction competition… will still need to wait for Ryan’s spreadsheet to be completed. – Alex Foster

Posted in Leadership Election | 54 Comments

New Theme

After spending all week working on this new theme, it’s time to launch our new look.

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LibDemVoice Blog Meet

In association with LibDemBlogs we’re inviting bloggers to join us for a drink in Brighton.

Place: Evening Star, 55/56 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PB
Date: Tuesday 18th September, 7pm – late

Everyone is welcome, even those who aren’t at conference. The pub is a short walk from the conference centre and very close to the railway station.

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Free Blog Advertising

Matt Wardman of The Wardman Wire is playing about with a WordPress plugin to display adverts on his site. So for testing purposes, he’s after 468×60 pixel banner ads of people’s blogs. It doesn’t matter how small or new your blog is, Matt is willing to promote you. For more info, plus a competition to win even more displays visit Playing with Adverts – free advertising for you…

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Forum back up

The LibDemVoice Forum will be down today to allow some upgrades to take place.
The Members’ Forum is now back up.

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