The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are only a week away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.
In years past, all the shortlists have been released at once. That’s because the Divine Ms Duffett is kind to you. I on the other hand, am happy to mess with your heads a bit more. So, in the style of the announcement of the contestants on Strictly Come Dancing, we’ll be doing it a little more gradually.
In the next few days, our Members’ Forum will be e-mailed with the chance to vote for the majority of the awards. They will have first sight of those shortlists and will be able to pick their winner. If you are a party member and you want a piece of his action, sign up here. If you’re not a party member, but want to join, you can do so here.
So, without further ado, let’s see the first shortlist. It’s for the Tim Garden award, set up in memory of Liberal Democrat peer Tim Garden and it’s for Best use of Social Media by an elected Liberal Democrat.
This year’s shortlist is:
Tom Brake’s infographics and Twitter @thomasbrake
Lynne Featherstone’s Twitter @lfeatherstone
Tim Farron’s Twitter @timfarron
Julian Huppert’s Twitter @julianhuppert
Jo Swinson’s Twitter @joswinson
Further shortlists will be revealed at random over the next few days.