The LDV Friday Five: 17 May 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Vince Cable: we will force a referendum vote in Parliament (30 comments) by Vince Cable MP
  2. Clegg leadership plot: Gove’s ‘crazy grenade’ detonates, briefly, before Tories revert to arguing about Europe (31 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Ukip surge to 18% in latest ICM poll: Lib Dems at 11% (38 comments) by Stephen Tall

4. Where Ukip won (or almost won) on 2nd May 2013(14 comments) by Stephen Tall
5. Liberal Democrat MPs to be given free vote on all aspects of Same Sex Marriage Bill (18 comments) by Caron Lindsay

5 sample LDV Members’ Forum threads

  1. Royal Mail selloff
  2. An unusual book
  3. Future Conferences – Where and When?
  4. County Council Green party leader defects to Tories
  5. Good job not every Labour constituency Party is like this:

5 from the LDV archive

17 May, 2007-11)

  1. Phil Willis MP to stand down at next election (7 comments) by The Founding Editor, from 2007
  2. Would it be better for Labour to win or lose in Crewe & Nantwich? (1 comment) by Mark Pack, from 2008
  3. European Parliament uses social networks to promote elections (1 comment) by Helen Duffett, from 2009
  4. Who’d be a Lib Dem press officer? (19 comments) by Stephen Tall, from 2010
  5. David Cameron’s support for an elected House of Lords (2 comments) by Nick Thornsby, from 2011

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)

  1. lib dems 2010 manifesto council tax
  2. ukip
  3. universal credit
  4. local election results 2013
  5. liberal democrat autumn conference 2013

5 recent Lib Dem tweets




If you are a Lib Dem who tweets, and would like to be added to Ryan’s Lib Dem Tweets aggregator, drop him an email at [email protected]

That’s it from the LDV Friday Five. Let the weekend commence in 5-4-3-2-1…

Read more by .
This entry was posted in Friday Five.

One Comment

  • Peter Watson 17th May '13 - 6:35pm

    Swings and roundabouts for the other parties in yesterday’s council by-elections: UKIP gain from Labour in Rotherham, Labour gain from Conservatives in Weymouth, Conservative gain from Lib Dem in Somerset.
    Combined with separate polling from yougov, ICM, Mori and BMRB putting Lib Dems in a solid 4th place (with 7-11% and the Greens catching up), this has not been a great week.

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.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

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


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarMark Goodrich 28th Oct - 4:55am
    The interesting paradox is that the more the Tories push Hard Brexit, the more likely it is we will stay in the EU. A couple...
  • User AvatarMark Goodrich 28th Oct - 4:45am
    Best article on this is John Harris in the Guardian. Says it all.
  • User AvatarMark Goodrich 28th Oct - 4:38am
    @Malcolm Todd @Paul Carroll You are both making the assumption that the Article 50 notification can't be withdrawn. Rather strangely, the recent court case proceeded...
  • User AvatarMark Goodrich 28th Oct - 4:29am
    You have to look at both leading candidates. I think the major reason for this vote drop is that Sadiq Khan was a much more...
  • User AvatarRBH 28th Oct - 4:00am
    Agree with David Pearce above. There will be a temptation to admit defeat because of news like Nissan but the economic pain will come. (It's...
  • User AvatarEthics gradient 28th Oct - 3:12am
    I think it is useful at to post up a map of how everybody voted. Take a really good look at it and see...