Tim Farron was on Radio Four’s Today yesterday morning. He was talking about Norman Baker’s resignation. In passing, when interviewer John Humphrys mentioned the party potentially losing lots of MPs at the next election, Tim mentioned that the Lib Dems went up by three percentage points in this week’s Lord Ashcroft poll.
When Humphrys said he would mention that this was just one optimistic poll for the party amidst many pessimistic polls, Tim joked that “at party HQ they might not hear you above the sound of champagne corks popping”.
The poll in question ranked the parties: Con 30%, Lab 29%, UKIP 16%, Lib Dem 10%, Green 6%.
At LDV towers we always caution against taking too much notice of just one poll. But, to hell with it, let’s throw caution to the wind and hyperventilate with excitement. We’re in double figures!!!!!
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* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is a councillor and one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.