Lib Dem website comes close second in policy search tests

News from Brand Republic:

Tamar, the natural search conversion agency, has today released the results of its first Political Search Index, which tracks how easy it is for voters to find official policy information from the mainstream political parties online.

The results show the Labour Party trailing badly behind the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and the Scottish National Party.

Tamar’s research looked at fifteen specific policy areas of interest to voters and examined how effectively the political parties have optimised content on their own websites for Google.

The overall scores were:

Conservatives 1.5
Liberal Democrats 1.9
Greens 3.1
SNP 6.8
Labour 25.9

You can read more here.

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in Online politics.


  • Hm. Not sure I would rank the LibDems above the Greens, personally.

    It’s a clear win for the Tories. Their website hides a lot of things, but two things it is better at is policy and the shadow cabinet.

  • Scott Redding 21st Oct '09 - 4:24pm

    If you take away the worst result from each party, that is, the Afghanistan result from the Greens, the Greens finish 2nd. It’s probably 26th, as we frame policy around peace, rather than specific conflicts/theatres.

  • Strange, I know I can never find anything I want to on the Lib Dems website – particularly the results of votes at conferences, which actually decide what our party policy is, rather than manifestos which define what the PR machine wants it to be.

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 AvatarJohn Barrett 13th Dec - 2:02pm
    Laurence Cox "Perhaps we should be looking at co-leaders for the future, just like the Green party" I am not sure that co-leadership did much...
  • User AvatarSue Sutherland 13th Dec - 1:54pm
    I think LDV is not just a good site, it’s essential, so thank you for all your hard work everybody on the team. At the...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 13th Dec - 1:52pm
    @ John Kelly, "A hung parliament would have been a wonderful outcome." OK. But why agree to an election to possibly, but probably not, get...
  • User AvatarEthicsgradient 13th Dec - 1:49pm
    1. For the net 5 years accept brexit is happening and help to produce a good UK-EU free-trade agreement (not remaining in the EU but...
  • User AvatarRuth Bright 13th Dec - 1:46pm
    Jennie - I had managed not to blub so far but the combination of a thank you letter from Luciana Berger, a picture of Stella...
  • User AvatarRossMcL 13th Dec - 1:40pm
    @David Evans: "I have said enough." Finally!! LDV is a voluntary enterprise. The people who run it don't make any money from it, and are...
Tue 7th Jan 2020