Liberal Democrat Voice Roll of Honour 2013 – Part 2

We wanted to honour those Liberal Democrats that our readers felt were true stars of 2013. We sought out  nominations and now have a rather impressive list that we’ll be publishing in instalments during this week. Here is the second part. Their names come with the comments made about the contribution they have made. Some are parliamentarians, some are councillors, most are grassroots activists. Let’s celebrate them and the many others who are fighting for Liberal Democrat values and victory. These are our Liberal Democrat stars of 2013. You can read part 1 here

Nick Clegg MP, nominated by lots of people, on social media, by email and. by comment. Some examples:

Not just for coping with the onslaught which reaches levels of personal insult no-one should have to bear from outside and inside our party, but for always being clear, good humoured and never once moaning himself. On a positive we have a leader who is relaxed about others getting limelight and credit for things which shows a true liberal instinct.

Actually this is going to sound very toadying but what the hell! The Lib Dem of the year without doubt has to be Nick Clegg. Everything that has happened in 2013 has vindicated his strategy. I am also impressed by his commitment and willingness to stake everything, up to and including his leadership, on what he believes to be the right thing to do. Of course I do not agree with everything that this government has done but unless the country ends up with me in sole charge of everything then there never will be a government that I will think is perfect and this one is better than a lot of its predecessors. I have witnessed how hard coalition can be. It is very tiring on everyone but on those with whom the big decisions lie most of all. I am also sure that with hindsight there are decisions from the last 3 and a half years that Nick would make differently but that will help with the next coalition. …whenever that might be

Joshua Dixon

Membership Development Officer of SLF, who is just one of the nicest people I know and committed to the cause of Social Liberal politics.

Baroness Meral Ece

For her key role in stopping the Tories from watering down the equality laws. She was a key part in the EMLD team that achieved this. Credit also to Lester, Ruwan, Janice, Marisha, Merlene and apologies to anyone I missed. It was a great year for EMLD for a number of reasons.

Gareth Epps

For his work as co-chair of the Social Liberal Forum

Tim Farron MP

For his inspiring speech to the autumn conference and his outspoken statement on Tempora, and voting against the Bedroom Tax

Sam Fisk and Kavya Kaushik

For Team EastLY and Gold Guard

Ed Fordham and Russell Eagling

For bringing to reality the true meaning of equal marriage

Andrew George MP

For voting against the Bedroom Tax

Bernard Greaves

For his support, and role as Patron of LGBT Lib Dems in ensuring that the campaign for equal marriage was positive, fun, inclusive, visible and genuine community campaigning designed to win the battle and the war, not just an election.

Cllr Liz Green

Now leader of Kingston Council and who has done a fantastic job leading a team in very difficult circumstances this year

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One Comment

  • Lib Dems will be remembered for helping the Tories vilify and damage disabled people, their carers and whatever rights they had.

    May you all rot in political oblivion

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