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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 13000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Norman Lamb’s campaign suspends two volunteers for alleged misuse of personal data for push-polling (67 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Opinion: The Clegg Catastrpohe: what the Guardian didn’t mention (47 comments) by Gareth Epps

Guardian revelations about Clegg, Cable and the Lib Dem election catastrophe (77 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 12500 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

David Laws joins CentreForum (85 comments) by The Voice

Labour leadership: who should Liberal Democrats be cheering on? (82 comments) by Joe Otten

Cllr Fran Obosrki MBE writes…Why I rejoined the Liberal Democrats (90 comments) by Fran Oborski

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 17,600  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Former MP and Councillor David Bellotti dies at 72 (21 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Daily Mail on how Charles Kennedy was “hounded” by the SNP in the run-up to the election (86 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Alistair Carmichael responds to the election petition against him (30 comments) by The Voice

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 31,400  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Charles Kennedy writes…The Night of the Long Sgian Dubhs (76 comments) by Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy 1959-2015 (82 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Daily Mail on how Charles Kennedy was “hounded” by the SNP in the run-up to the election (60 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Tributes to Charles Kennedy (27 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice

The Voice is only a success because of the interest and support from our readers. For many people just lurking and reading the site is all they want to do – and that’s fine, we’re grateful for people taking the time to read the site.

You can though help us continue to produce interesting content for a growing audience. Here are four simple ways:

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 22,300  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

 Breaking…Willie Rennie: I hope that fair minded people will give Alistair Carmichael a second chance (67 comments) by The Voice

Why calling for HQ staff to be sacked is unacceptable and will not be tolerated on LDV (126 comments) by Caron Lindsay

In full: Nick Clegg responds to the Queen’s Speech (23 comments) by The Voice

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 19,400  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Statement from Alistair Carmichael following leak enquiry (62 comments) by The Voice

How not to motivate your exhausted, defeated candidates (65 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Opinion: This will be closer than we all think (57 comments) by Craig Dearden-Phillips

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  32000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

LibLink: David Steel: Six ways Nick Clegg steered the Liberal Democrats to disaster (71 comments) by Paul Walter

Norman Lamb MP writes: Trust in people: why I’m standing for party leader (130 comments) by Norman Lamb MP

Party membership passes 50,000 with more than 5000 new members since Thursday (69 comments) by Nick Thornsby

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Records smashed here at Liberal Democrat Voice – Our place to talk – thank you!

The Liberal Democrat family has been knocked sideways by disastrous election results. We’re also all cream crackered after working all hours for months.

But over 2,000 people joined the party yesterday.

And here on Liberal Democrat Voice you have helped to smash records.

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Election night LIVE on Liberal Democrat Voice

We’ll be covering election night live here on Liberal Democrat Voice on Thursday night through to Friday morning.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 30,300 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Liberal Democrat Manifesto – detailed costings published (12 comments) by Paul Walter

Poll sensation for Jo Swinson (54 comments) by Caron Lindsay

That’s not how we used to do politics in the Highlands: SNP candidate takes supporters on aggressive visit to Charles Kennedy’s office (40 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the whopping 23,400  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Candid, competent Clegg puts in good performance in debate that fails to break the poll deadlock (127 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats can be very proud of themselves (164 comments) by Paul Walter

38 Degrees get it badly wrong on Lib Dem funding for NHS but don’t do nearly enough to put it right (44 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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Liberal Democrat Voice comments policy upgrade

crotpa20002Following the dissolution of Parliament on Monday, today the terms of the Representation of the People Acts come into force. To comply with those terms, Liberal Democrat Voice is upgrading its comments policy forthwith. The enhanced policy can be read here. There will be a brief, almost indiscernible, pause in comments today while essential technical adjustments are transacted.

From now until election day, as per advice in the ALDC Election Law Handbook and in the Agents Manual, all comments by a parliamentary candidate, or by anyone who has campaigned (including telephone canvassing)  for a parliamentary candidate, should contain the correct imprint for that candidate. If a commenter has campaigned for more than one candidate then s/he should provide a separate imprint for each one.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  17,700 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

We’re heading for a minority Labour government supported by the SNP (101 comments) by Paul Walter

The attacks on Tim Farron need to stop – Vince Cable should know better (50 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Is David Steel right about the Lib Dem attitude to a future coalition (70 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 16,300  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Clegg: I’ll take Cameron’s place and defend government’s record if he’s too important to take part in the debates (146 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Ashcroft polls predict SNP gains – including Bob Smith and Charles Kennedy’s seats – but don’t panic yet (60 comments) by Caron Lindsay

What’s your funniest canvassing story? (64 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Pauline Pearce seeks Liberal Democrat nomination in Hitchin (0 comments) by The Voice

Willie Rennie MSP writes…You wouldn’t put UKIP in charge of the EU, so you wouldn’t put the SNP in charge of the UK (22 comments) by The Voice

Opinion: Liberal Democrats should support abolishing the monarchy and it’s the right time to do so (59 comments) by David Faggiani

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14,700 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

The Times: The Lib Dems are “great survivors” (51 comments) by The Voice

The Independent View: Commons must debate Medical Innovations Bill before election (59 comments) by Dominic Nutt

Guardian’s coverage of Lib Dem election campaign accentuates the negative (52 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 16,600 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Lib Dem spin doctor feels “disenfranchised” (44 comments) by The Voice

Liberal Democrats publish their General Election manifesto front page (59 comments) by The Voice

Nick Harvey: ‘If you think we are going to spend another five years being shafted (this time) by Labour, you’ve got another think coming’ (113 comments) by Paul Wlalter

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Happy hump day and Happy Birthday to Denis Skinner MP

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 15,800 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Oops! 15 Scottish Ashcroft polls published early by mistake (82 comments) by Paul Walter

LibLink: Vince Cable – Why is Labour planning changes to tuition fees that benefit higher earning graduates before lower earners? (189 comments) by Paul Walter

Electoral forecast puts Lib Dems on 48 seats (43 comments) by The Voice

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Happy hump day and happy birthday to Alice Cooper who is 67 years old today.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 16,800  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Surely it’s time for the Liberal Democrats to part company with Alex Carlile (100 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Clegg on The Last Leg – first thoughts (14 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Open Doors: All 3 versions of the first Lib Dem broadcast of the year (71 comments) by The Voice

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Happy hump day*!

We have two cheery photos for this morning.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 15,800 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

 The Greens: The Lib Dem fightback begins (178 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Britain’s greenest party, the Green Party and environmentalism (99 comments) by Simon Oliver

The Green Party: should we be panicking? (22 comments) by Paul Walter

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Good morning and welcome to Wednesday on Liberal Democrat Voice!

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 17100  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

 Could we have a better leader? (57 comments) by Stephen Phillips

The Greens: the Lib Dem fightback begins (74 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Êtes-vous Charlie? (133 comments) by The Voice

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How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice

The Voice is only a success because of the interest and support from our readers. For many people just lurking and reading the site is all they want to do – and that’s fine, we’re grateful for people taking the time to read the site.

You can though help us continue to produce interesting content for a growing audience. Here are four simple ways:

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Our next post will be for new and infrequent commenters

Last Wednesday, we ran an experiment. We reserved the comments thread on one post for new and infrequent commenters.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 19,100 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Êtes-vous Charlie? (100 comments) by The Voice

Ming Campbell’s response to the Charlie Hebdo shootings worries me (95 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Could there be a National Government by the end of the year (42 comments) by Sally Pearson

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A very good morning from your Wednesday editor.

Our cheery morning photo (above) shows Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer. Many congratulations to them both on their forthcoming marriage, the plan for which became public yesterday.

We’re going to try something a bit different today.

As an experiment, comments on the next post, to follow in ten minutes’ time, will be moderated and reserved for new and infrequent commenters on this site.

“Infrequent” is defined as having posted less than five comments in the last month.

We have 40 posts a week where our frequent commenters have more than enough space to express their views. We welcome those views but we’d like to try giving a little breathing space especially to people who haven’t commented here before or have done so only a little recently.

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