Reshuffle redux: how Lib Dem members rated the ministerial performances of the sacked and the promoted

I posted earlier the most recent ratings by Lib Dem members of the party’s government ministers. Here’s how those affected by the reshuffle have done over the three-plus years we’ve been running our members’ surveys


Michael Moore (Secretary of State for Scotland, May 2010 to Oct 2013)

michael moore performance

Jeremy Browne (Minister – Foreign Office, May 2010 to Sept 2012; Minister – Home Office, Sept 2012 to Oct 2013)

jeremy browne performance

David Heath (Deputy Leader – Commons, May 2010 to Sept 2012; Minister – Rural Affairs, Sept 2012 to Oct 2013)

david heath performance


Alistair Carmichael (Lib Dem chief whip, May 2010 to Oct 2013; now Secretary of State, Scotland)

alistair carmichael performance

Norman Baker (Minister – Transport, May 2010 to Oct 2013; now Minister – Home Office)

norman baker performance

Don Foster (Minister – Communities and Local Government, Sept 2012 to Oct 2013; now Lib Dem chief whip)

don foster performance

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • coldcomfort 12th Oct '13 - 2:18pm

    What’s wrong with the badger cull? Why is it OK to prematurely slaughter many tens of thousands of cattle but not try & prevent that by culling less than 2000 badgers? Likewise fox hunting. The fox has no natural predators. It is one of a very few animals (along with humans) who kills for reasons other than food [ go look a field of lambs or a chicken coop]. If caught by hounds its death is very swift. Not so if shot in the backside and left to crawl away to a slow death. I shall probably now get a torrent of abuse from so called animal rights lovers. Well I’m as concerned about animal welfare as anyone but the logic of those who also release mink into the wild defeats me.

  • David Evans 12th Oct '13 - 6:46pm

    While agreeing with Helen about the Foxes, I think that the comment “if some farmers treated their cows as creatures rather than commodities, they wouldn’t get TB in the first place. ” is totally unjustified. Milk producers in our area certainly look after their animals very well, and describing most dairying as “industrial farming” is so remote from reality as to be almost laughable. They are in fields 20+ hours a day for most of the year, now if you had been talking about pig farming, I would agree much more on that.

  • If we adopted a plant based diet that sustainability and global warming will eventually necessitate that we do then neither bovine TB nor badger culling would be an issue.

  • Tony Greaves 13th Oct '13 - 12:00am

    I suppose it’s only on a LD site that a thead about the ratings of Ministers could turn into one on vegetarianism.


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