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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 10,700  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

David Laws peerage “blocked” – plus new Liberal Democrat House of Lords members speculation (83 comments) by Paul Walter

How to beat the SNP (49 comments) by Joanne Ferguson

The No campaign’s grim blueprint for a Britain out of Europe (55 comments) by Stuart Bonar

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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  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Liberal Democrat Voice editor replies to Lord Greaves (166 comments) by The Voice.

David Laws peerage “blocked” – plus new Liberal Democrat House of Lords members speculation (37 comments) by Paul Walter

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Liberal Democrat Voice editor replies to Lord Greaves

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

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An open letter to Nick Clegg (119 comments) by Mark Argent

Sad news: Sutton and Cheam’s organiser David MacDonald dies at 28 (9 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 14.200 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Why I went from being Rugby Green party’s General Election candidate to a revived Liberal Democrat activist (60 comments) by Terry Green

Leaving UKIP for the Liberal Democrats (45 comments) by Jakob Whiten

++Tim Farron announces diverse spokesperson team (56 comments) by Newshound

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A site housekeeping note and how you can help Liberal Democrat Voice

After an Liberal Democrat Voice conclave, an appropriately coloured smoke signal has arisen from the chimney at LDV Towers, indicating that we will no longer put the word “Opinion” before contributions from readers to our site. We think it is obvious that what people write is their opinion (not necessarily shared by the LDV team) and the label was starting to look a bit “clunky”. We will still flag up such posts as being in our “Op-Ed” category.

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 14,800 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Channel 4, Cathy Newman, Tim Farron, sex and sin (286 comments) by Joe Otten

What could a Jeremy Corbyn victory mean for the Lib Dems? (85 comments) by Mark Argent

On Farron’s lurch to the left (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 16,700 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

And the new leader of the Liberal Democrats is… (180 comments) by Caron Lindsay 

“Soggy Syriza with sandals”? Thanks, Danny, for giving George Osborne another stick to beat us with (45 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Channel 4, Cathy Newman, Tim Farron, Sex and Sin (133 comments) by Joe Otten

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  12,500 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Opinion: Britain’s Liberal Youth can flourish in a Lamb-led Liberal Democrats (107 comments) by Darren Grimes

Grayling: I’d rather face 56 SNP MPs than 57 Liberal Democrats (20 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Senior Lib Dems react to the budget (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 10,800 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

A small step for trust in the manifesto (126 comments) by Joe Otten

Lib Dem Geraldine Locke takes safe Tory seat in Richmond (38 comments) by The Voice

Opinion: the twin conceits that damaged the Lib Dems’ electoral hopes in 2015 (37 comments) by David Thorpe

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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