LDV pre-conference members’ survey (3): how you rated the Lib Dem shadow cabinet

Over the last week or so, Lib Dem Voice has invited the members of our private forum (open to all Lib Dem members) inviting them to take part in a survey, conducted via Liberty Research, asking a number of questions about the party and the current state of British politics. Many thanks to the c.250 of you who completed it; we’re publishing the results on LDV over the next few days. You can catch up on the results of our exclusive LDV members’ surveys by clicking here.

Today, we turn our attention to the performance of the Liberal Democrat shadow cabinet, and a handful of other senior Lib Dems. Reproduced below, in alphabetical order, are the full results of our survey, which shows how effective each MP is felt by members to be, together with a net satisfaction rating (those who think they’re very/fairly effective minus those think they’re very/fairly ineffective).

The list is a long one, so here’s the skinny:

First of all, who’s at the top of the charts…

Top 5:
Vince Cable: +96%
Norman Baker: +63%
Chris Huhne: +62%
Lynne Featherstone: +49%
Norman Lamb +46%

(The one

Then we have the ones who, erm, aren’t at the top of the charts…

Bottom 5:
Stephen Williams: -4%
Jenny Willott: – 7%
Roger Williams: -7%
Nick Harvey: -10%
Michael Moore: -14%

And then let’s look at those with highest levels of ‘Don’t know / No opinion’…

5 most anonymous:

Stephen Williams: 47%
Paul Burstow: 53%
Jenny Willott: 55%
Alistair Carmichael: 60%
Roger Williams: 65%

Full results:


Alistair Carmichael, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Very / quite effective = 20%
Very / quite ineffective = 20%
Don’t know / No opinion = 60%
Net satisfaction = 0% (-4% in April)

Chris Huhne, Shadow Home Secretary
Very / quite effective = 78%
Very / quite ineffective = 15%
Don’t know / No opinion = 7%
Net satisfaction = +63% (+62%)

Danny Alexander, Chair of the Manifesto Group
Very / quite effective = 31%
Very / quite ineffective = 26%
Don’t know / No opinion = 43%
Net satisfaction = +5% (+8%)

David Heath, Shadow Leader of the House
Very / quite effective = 40%
Very / quite ineffective = 19%
Don’t know / No opinion = 41%
Net satisfaction = +21% (+44%)

David Howarth, Shadow Justice Secretary
Very / quite effective = 52%
Very / quite ineffective = 16%
Don’t know / No opinion = 33%
Net satisfaction = +36% (+45%)

David Laws, Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
Very / quite effective = 51%
Very / quite ineffective = 22%
Don’t know / No opinion = 27%
Net satisfaction = +29% (+42%)

Don Foster, Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, and Olympics
Very / quite effective = 31%
Very / quite ineffective = 33%
Don’t know / No opinion = 37%
Net satisfaction = -2% (-11%)

Edward Davey, Shadow Foreign Secretary

Very / quite effective = 50%
Very / quite ineffective = 30%
Don’t know / No opinion = 20%
Net satisfaction = +20% (+14%)

Jenny Willott, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Very / quite effective = 19%
Very / quite ineffective = 26%
Don’t know / No opinion = 55%
Net satisfaction = -7% (-6%)

Jeremy Browne, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Very / quite effective = 27%
Very / quite ineffective = 28%
Don’t know / No opinion = 44%
Net satisfaction = -1% (-3%)

John Thurso, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Very / quite effective = 26%
Very / quite ineffective = 30%
Don’t know / No opinion = 44%
Net satisfaction = -4% (-4%)

Julia Goldsworthy, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Very / quite effective = 46%
Very / quite ineffective = 29%
Don’t know / No opinion = 24%
Net satisfaction = +17% (+46%)

Lord McNally, Lib Dem Leader in the House of Lords
Very / quite effective = 39%
Very / quite ineffective = 21%
Don’t know / No opinion = 40%
Net satisfaction = +18% (+28%)

Lynne Featherstone, Spokesperson for Youth and Equality
Very / quite effective = 63%
Very / quite ineffective = 14%
Don’t know / No opinion = 23%
Net satisfaction = +49% (+55%)

Michael Moore, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Very / quite effective = 20%
Very / quite ineffective = 34%
Don’t know / No opinion = 46%
Net satisfaction = -14% (-23%)

Nick Harvey, Shadow Defence Secretary
Very / quite effective = 27%
Very / quite ineffective = 37%
Don’t know / No opinion = 36%
Net satisfaction = -10% (-17%)

Norman Baker, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Very / quite effective = 72%
Very / quite ineffective = 9%
Don’t know / No opinion = 19%
Net satisfaction = +63% (+60%)

Norman Lamb, Shadow Health Secretary
Very / quite effective = 62%
Very / quite ineffective = 16%
Don’t know / No opinion = 22%
Net satisfaction = +46% (+31%)

Paul Burstow, Chief Whip
Very / quite effective = 24%
Very / quite ineffective = 23%
Don’t know / No opinion = 53%
Net satisfaction = +1% (+1%)

Roger Williams, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Very / quite effective = 14%
Very / quite ineffective = 21%
Don’t know / No opinion = 65%
Net satisfaction = -7% (-11%)

Sarah Teather, Shadow Minister for Housing

Very / quite effective = 50%
Very / quite ineffective = 23%
Don’t know / No opinion = 27%
Net satisfaction = +27% (+19%)

Simon Hughes, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Very / quite effective = 55%
Very / quite ineffective = 26%
Don’t know / No opinion = 19%
Net satisfaction = +29% (+17%)

Stephen Williams, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
Very / quite effective = 24%
Very / quite ineffective = 28%
Don’t know / No opinion = 47%
Net satisfaction = -4% (-11%)

Steve Webb, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Very / quite effective = 56%
Very / quite ineffective = 16%
Don’t know / No opinion = 28%
Net satisfaction = +40% (+42%)

Tim Farron, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Very / quite effective = 40%
Very / quite ineffective = 20%
Don’t know / No opinion = 41%
Net satisfaction = +20% (+18%)

Vince Cable, Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor
Very / quite effective = 96%
Very / quite ineffective = 0%
Don’t know / No opinion = 4%
Net satisfaction = +96% (+97%)

Willie Rennie, Chair of Parliamentary Campaigns
Very / quite effective = 37%
Very / quite ineffective = 21%
Don’t know / No opinion = 42%
Net satisfaction = +16% (+18%)

Read more by .
This entry was posted in LDV Members poll.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/16220 for Twitter and emails.

2 Comments

  • How on earth can 4% of respondents have no opinion about Vince?!?!??

  • They are probably Tories – they like Vince, what he says etc, but cannot bear to admit it.

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User AvatarStephen W 23rd Sep - 11:18am
    If I am correct Cameron's timetable is draft legislation and January, to be voted through after the General Election in May. Nobody is suggesting changing...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 23rd Sep - 11:01am
    Thanks George for the useful maps. For what it's worth I think the best starting point would be the Euro constituencies as the right level...
  • User AvatarStephen W 23rd Sep - 10:47am
    Who would attend such a convention, how would they be chosen, what powers would they have, how would decisions be decided there, and in what...
  • User Avatarmatt (Bristol) 23rd Sep - 10:46am
    Freedom for Aldershot! Seriously, though this illustrates that there needs to be time to have this discussion (although within some kind of timetable otherwise it...
  • User AvatarIgor Sagdejev 23rd Sep - 10:44am
    @Drew Durning: "I think it’s very unlikely that we will get control of our borders and remain within the EU" The UK has control of...
  • User Avatarstuart moran 23rd Sep - 10:44am
    I am with David-1 on this (and mack) Who has been given the mandate to use the UK Parliament as an ad-hoc English one? Did...