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




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

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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.

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