Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #446

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 446th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (10-16 January, 2016), together with a hand-picked quintet, you might otherwise have missed.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Happy Birthday to the oldest living former Liberal MP by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
The 89 year old James Davidson.

2. Lib Dems win in Launceston by-election, holding the seat  by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
With a whopping percentage of the vote, too.

3. This quote from a Labour constituency secretary is quite worry8ing for Labour’s election prospects by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
If you are a moderate Labour MP, the future is not very bright for you. 1983 all over again.

4. Why Nick Tyrone is wrong about First past the Post by Tom King on Never cruel or cowardly.
A fisking of the rather shocking conclusion of a former ERS staffer that FPTP is what we need for Westminster.

5. By-election report 14 January 2016  by ALDC on ALDC.
With a look ahead to next week.

6. Why I becomes a first past the post convert by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
The article referred to in 4 above..

7. ALDE Party delegation: squeezing 15 into six is as difficult as it looks by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
We’ve suffered a massive cut in the numbers we are allocated cos of the General Election result – we now have fewer delegates than the number of those elected. What’s a bureaucrat to do?

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. To nominate a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s, all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected] You can also contact us via Twitter, where we’re @libdemvoice

8. Without Alan Rickman by Jennie Rigg on Ginuary.
Lovely post on what Alan Rickman brought to Jennie’s life – and, of course, he brought her to us. That’s special.

9. Lib Dem Conference loses a day by Gareth Epps on Gareth Epps.
A Federal Conference Committee member breaks ranks…

10. Five days into semi-quitting Twitter, here’s how it’s going by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
There may be a lesson for Twitterholics in here – a small amount of cold turkey can be good for you.

11. Trans enquiry report – some welcome moves and a few damp squibs by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity and Government trans equality report – much to cheer but timid in parts by Sarah Brown on Sarah Brown’s blog.
Analysis of the Government’s Trans Enquiry report.

12. Another missed chance for votes at 16 by Jenni Hollis on Jenni Hollis.
Labour peers let down a million young people.

And, one extra post this week, from Liberal Youth’s Libertine blog, thinking what many of us consider to be unthinkable. EU Referendum: what happens if we lose?

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading ‘n’ nominating.

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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