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New Edition of Ad Lib out

The party has revamped its online magazine Ad Lib and you can read the new version, hot off the digital press, here.

It’s jam packed full of stuff – a profile of our candidate in the most marginal seat in the country. Wendy Chamberlain is working to take the seat where sitting SNP MP Stephen Gethins and his wife make up his majority.

There’s an interview with Lucy Salek, our brilliant candidate in the Lewisham by-election and articles from Vince on housing and Tom Brake on Brexit.

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Some news about AdLib

A lot has changed since 2014 – the biggest part of which is the fact that we now have around 100,000 members.

This is amazing, and it is radically changing us as a party but also challenging us to do things differently.

One challenge is that the cost of producing AdLib has escalated to the equivalent of the entire staffing budget for the Party’s Membership Department.

Because of these high costs, with regret, the Federal Board has decided to cease publishing it as a printed magazine in 2018.

I understand that this will be disappointing for many of you.

It has been a much-loved publication but we wanted to make sure you were aware of this change.

I am committed to exploring all opportunities in 2018 to make sure we have better, two-way communication with our members. That means using all sorts of tools, channels and formats.

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A sneak preview of the new Ad Lib

In the next few days, a relaunched version of Ad Lib magazine will be landing on all Liberal Democrat members’ doorsteps.

It has been redesigned in accordance with feedback received from subscribers. It’s bigger, brighter and bolder than before.

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And AD LIB’s new editor is….

If you subscribe to the party’s in-house magazine AD LIB, you’ll know that Abi Glidden, the current editor, is leaving. In her final editorial, she says that editing the magazine has been a pleasure and that subscriptions have risen by 16% since it was launched a year ago. We wish her well in her new endeavours.

She announces also that her successor as editor of AD LIB is none other than

 

DRUM ROLL

 

The Divine Ms Duffett herself (pictured here with LDV Co-editor Stephen Tall)

 

Helen Duffett and Stephen Tall Helen Duffett and Stephen Tall

I caught …

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November AD LIB Review: Burt on manufacturing, Paddick on social justice, new Shirley biography and a gaffe

Ad Lib November 2013November’s AD LIB magazine hit inboxes and doorsteps this morning. I read it online almost all the time now, mainly because I can zoom in and make the text bigger. That’s what middle age is all about. It is good to have the choice, though.

This is the twelfth issue of the successor to Liberal Democrat News. In its first year, it’s produced some illuminating articles. There have been some issues with variety of photos and it sometimes looks a bit too male, but it’s generally been a good …

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AD LIB Preview: The one with the kilt

AD LIB September 2013The September issue of AD LIB magazine hits subscribers’ doorsteps this weekend. And it’s wearing a very fetching kilt as Glasgow prepares to welcome the Liberal Democrats for Federal Conference. It even has Gaelic on the front cover. And a saltire, which is bound to annoy our nationalist friends, but, hey, they don’t own it.

There’s an article by someone you might recognise which mentions the Krankies and drinking cocktails out of a gramophone. I have to say that much of the cool stuff in that “Welcome to Glasgow” …

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AD LIB preview – August 2013: bringing communities together, campaigning success and bringing up children in Parliament

AD LiB August 2013It’s been a few months since I’ve reviewed an AD LIB. Partly that’s because I’ve never got round to doing it, although there was one month, June, I think it was, when I almost spontaneously combusted while reading it on a train. If the dominance of articles about men wasn’t bad enough, the photographs were even worse. I counted something like 26 photographs of men to 10 containing any women at all.

And then there was the recipe. A whole crayfish and a whole lobster? Do they think we’re …

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