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 500 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results.
Tuffrey set to beat Opik for London mayoral nomination
LDV asked: It’s thought that there are two names who may stand for the London mayoralty as the Lib Dem candidate in 2012: Lembit Opik and Mike Tuffrey. Who do you think you are most likely to vote for?
10% – Lembit Opik
56% – Mike Tuffrey
18% – I do not intend to vote for either
17% – Don’t know / No opinion
If our survey of members eligible to vote is any indicator, then Lib Dem London assembly member Mike Tuffrey is set to defeat former Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik by a 5:1 margin, and become the party’s mayoral candidate for the London 2012 election.
It’s only fair to say the survey comes with a few health warnings: (1) the sample size was 176, so is more prone to error; (ii) we have not verified if all who said they are eligible to vote in the selection process are actually eligible (although all are Lib Dem members); (3) our surveys are inevitably more skewed towards activist party members, so may not be representative of the wider membership.
You can read more about both candidates, and what they stand for, in these Lib Dem Voice posts:
- Lembit Opik: vote for my libertarian agenda
- Opinion: Why Mike Tuffrey should be our candidate for Mayor of London