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Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall. He writes a fortnightly column for ConservativeHome and 'The Underdog' column for Total Politics magazine. He edited the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead, and is a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum. He was awarded the inaugural Lib Dem ‘Blogger of the Year’ prize in 2006, was a councillor for eight years in Oxford, including a year as Deputy Lord Mayor, and appears frequently in the media in person, in print and online. Stephen combines his political interests with his professional life as Development Director for the Education Endowment Foundation, though writes here in a personal capacity.

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for November

Our fourth update from the LDV Fantasy Football League. Congratulations to Ashley Day, our Manager of the Month for November.

His The Zaha Men scored an impressive 191 points, just edging out Daniel Clein’s intriguingly-named Timperley Big Shorts (189) and Jamie Lawson’s intriguinger-named Gegen Style (182).

Here’s the overall league table:

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for October

Our third update from the LDV Fantasy Football League. Congratulations to Daniel Lewis, our Manager of the Month for October.

His Danlew FC scored an impressive 198 points, just edging out Mark Widdop’s self-deprecating Midtable Obscurity (197) and Richard Sweatland’s self-deprecatinger ‘nohopers’ (188).

Here’s the overall league table:

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: September manager of the month

Our second (belated) update from the LDV Fantasy Football League. The season’s now eight weeks’ old, but already England is on its second manager… though retaining our usual international form.

Congratulations to Alain Desmier, our Manager of the Month for September. His Mountgrove Maulers romped an impressive 280 points, ahead of Mark Jewell’s Preston West End (259) and Christopher Morgan’s Last year’s man (235).

That result is enough to see Alain topping our overall league table:

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: August manager of the month

Our first update from the LDV Fantasy Football League. The season’s just three weeks’ old, but already we’re in recess as international action takes pride of place this weekend.

Congratulations to LDV team member, Alan Muhammed, who’s our first Manager of the Month — his Shantastic XI amassed an impressive 194 points, placing him in the top 1% of the league’s 3.7 million global players.

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How to enter the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League

LDV FANTASY FOOTBALLThe English Premier League kicks off this Saturday and LibDemVoice has revived its Fantasy Football League to mark the occasion. So if you fancy pitting your soccer selection skills against fellow party members, here’s your chance.

To enter all you have to do is click on this link. Simply register your details, pick your team, and away you go. If you need the joining code at any point, it’s 527124-155741.

And for those who don’t feel they have the insider knowledge to compete, you can always choose the ‘auto-complete’ option so …

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How to enter the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League 2016/17

LDV FANTASY FOOTBALLThe English Premier League kicks off a fortnight tomorrow, on Saturday 13th August, and LibDemVoice has revived its Fantasy Football League to mark the occasion.

So if you fancy pitting your soccer selection skills against fellow party members then here’s your chance.

To enter all you have to do is click on this link. Simply register your details, pick your team, and away you go. If you need the joining code at any point, it’s 527124-155741.

And for those who don’t feel they have the insider knowledge to compete, you can always …

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 37

Congratulations to Mark Finney, whose Aston Villarreal (2,218 points) lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after the penultimate gameweek, number 37. But it’s close at the top – fewer than 20 points separate the top three, with Mark Widdop and Edward Douglas having made up ground. Sunday marks the final day of the season. Who will emerge triumphant? We’ll know by the end of the day…

ldv 37

There are 219 players in total.

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