Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 660 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results.
LDV asked: Which of the newly elected Lib Dem MPs has genuinely impressed you to date?
Our sample of party members could tick as many (or few) of the 10 ‘newbie’ MPs as they liked. Here are the top five:
- 45% – Julian Huppert, Cambridge
- 17% – Tessa Munt, Wells
- 17% – Duncan Hames, Chippenham
- 13% – Stephen Gilbert, St Austell & Newquay
- 11% – Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne
Congratulations to all five, and in particular to Cambridge’s Julian Huppert for impressing so many Lib Dem members so early in his parliamentary career. Bad luck to Simon Wright (Norwich South), Ian Swales (Redcar), Gordon Birtwistle (Burnley), Michael Crockart (Edinburgh West) and David Ward (Bradford East), who didn’t make it into the top 5,… this time.
A quarter of those who took the survey said they didn’t know or had no opinion, while an even-harder-to-please 13% said that none of the new intake had impressed to date.