Author Archives: Stephen Tall

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: 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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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 35

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 33

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 30

There’s no change at the top as we enter the final quarter of the season, with Edward Douglas’s Use Your Ed and Mark Finney’s Aston Villarreal continuing to lead the pack, both having topped 1,700 points. But still fewer than 50 points separate the top 10 so it’s anyone’s league.

(To be clear, by the way, my name is highlighted below only because it’s a screengrab from my laptop. I’m not in any way trying to draw attention to the fact I’m in the top 5. Perish the thought…)

ldv 30

There are 219 players …

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