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The Lib Dem Voice Awards – re-living the highs and the highlights…

A week ago today, the all-new, revamped Lib Dem Voice Awards hit Glasgow. For those who were there, and those who couldn’t make it, here’s what happened…

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Tim Farron with his BOTY

(C) Manny Begum Yasadein PhotographySadly, party President Tim Farron wasn’t able to make the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards on Saturday night. In fact, we should book him for next year now so that he has no excuse.

Tim won the Tim Garden Award, created in memory of the Liberal Democrat peer who died in August 2007. It’s presented for the best use of blogging or social media by an elected Liberal Democrat.

This year the Liberal Democrat Voice team were sharing a broom cupboard deep within the labyrinth that is the SECC with …

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And the winners are……

A brief escape from the balloons, streamers, laughter and merriment to tell you the winners of our awards:

Tweeter/Facebooker of the year: Liberal Youth

Favourite Labour MP: Alan Johnson

Best online campaign run by a Liberal Democrat: No Government above the Law: Liberal Democrats against secret courts

Political commentator of the Year: Andrew Rawnsley

Political Broadcaster of the Year: Eddie Mair

The Tim Garden Award: Tim Farron

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The shortlists (8): Political Broadcaster and commentator

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but 26 hours away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

And so we come to the end of the shortlists we’ve been drip feeding you for nearly a week now. The final categories are political broadcaster and political commentator (print/online) of the year. The nominations were submitted either via the Summer members’ survey or …

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The Shortlists (7): Blog of the Year

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but three days away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

Our illustrious judging panel has completed its work. Our thanks go to George Eaton, the editor of the Staggers Blog at the New Statesman, Christine Jardine, journalist, commentator and former Liberal Democrat Special Adviser and recent candidate for Aberdeen Donside, Mark Thompson, last year’s …

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The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: Your chance to choose (2): Best photograph of a Liberal Democrat Parliamentarian

The original plan was that our esteemed panel of judges would judge some of the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and our Members’ Forum would choose all the rest. We then decided that we wanted our readers to have a say on some of them as well, though. So, here is the shortlist for the Best Photograph of a Liberal Democrat Parliamentarian. And further down there’s a nifty poll thingy, where you can make your choices.

1. Nick Clegg, Liberal Youth and a onesie

Nick Clegg onesie

 

2. Mike Crockart’s No to Nuisance Calls Banner

Nuisance calls banner

 

3. David Laws and Pingu

David Laws and Pingu

 

4. Norman Lamb gets musical

LDV awards norman lamb

 

5. Doctor Huppert

LDV Awards Huppert and Clara

 

6. Red Davey

LDV Awards Edward-Davey-Red-Nose-Day

 

7. Tessa Munt and Bella

Tessa Munt dog of the year

 

8. The Casked Crusader

The Casked Crusader

 

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The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: Your chance to choose (1) Online campaign of the year (non Liberal Democrat)

The original plan was that our esteemed panel of judges would judge some of the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and our Members’ Forum would choose all the rest. We then decided that we wanted our readers to have a say on some of them as well, though. So, here is the shortlist for the Online Campaign of the Year (not Liberal Democrat). And further down there’s a nifty poll thingy, where you can make your choices.

The shortlist is:

Coalition for Equal Marriage

Don’t Judge my family

Equal Marriage campaign (Scotland)

EveryDay Sexism.

English Disco Lovers

Out4Marriage incorporating Lobby a Lord

Priced out

Stella Creasy’s #sharkstoppers

Make sure you cast your vote by noon on Friday.

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The Shortlists (6): Lib Dems’ favourite Labour and Conservative MPs

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but three days away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

Our Members’ Forum has now been e-mailed with the chance to vote for the majority of the awards so I can now start to reveal the shortlists in those categories. This time, it’s the turn of  or favourite Conservative and Labour MPs.  Nominations were requested, …

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The Shortlists (5) Liberal Democrat Councillor of the Year

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but three days away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

Our Members’ Forum has now been e-mailed with the chance to vote for the majority of the awards so I can now start to reveal the shortlists in those categories. It’s high time we celebrated our councillors, so here is the shortlist for Councillor of …

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New LDV members’ survey now live: your views on Syria, conference hot-topics, the Coalition – plus your chance to vote in the LDV awards

The new LDV members’ survey is now live. So if you are one of the c.1,500 registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum — and any paid-up party member is welcome to join — then you now have the opportunity to make your views known.

Questions we’re asking this month include:

  • your views on military intervention in Syria;
  • what you think about nuclear power and ‘fracking’;
  • other conference hot-topics like tuition fees, the 50p top-rate of tax, and the ‘bedroom tax’;
  • are you in favour of HS2?
  • your views on Nick Clegg’s leadership leading figures within the Lib

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The shortlists (4): Blog post of the Year

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but three days away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

Our Members’ Forum has now been emailed with the chance to vote for the majority of the awards. They will have first sight of those shortlists and will be able to pick their winner. This survey also contains questions on the likely Conference flashpoints. …

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The Shortlists (3): Best online campaign by a Liberal Democrat

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but five days away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

Very soon, our Members’ Forum will be e-mailed with the chance to vote for the majority of the awards. They will have first sight of those shortlists and will be able to pick their winner. This survey will also have questions on the likely …

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The Shortlists (2): Tweeter of the Year

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are but six days away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

In the next few days, our Members’ Forum will be e-mailed with the chance to vote for the majority of the awards. They will have first sight of those shortlists and will be able to pick their winner. If you are a party member …

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Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: The Shortlists (1): The Tim Garden Award

The Liberal Democrat Voice Awards are only a week away. At 10 pm on Saturday 14 September, in Castle 2 of the Crowne Plaza, with cash bar on hand, and an imaginative dress code, the best in blogging, campaigning, social media and politics in general will be feted in a ceremony filled with razzmatazz, glitz and glamour.

In years past, all the shortlists have been released at once. That’s because the Divine Ms Duffett is kind to you. I on the other hand, am happy to mess with your heads a bit more. So, in the style of the announcement of …

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Your last chance to send in your nominations for the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards

This is, absolutely, the last time I’m going to tell you about nominations for the Liberal Democrat Voice awards which close at midnight tonight. Don’t come crying to me if your favourite doesn’t make the shortlists and you haven’t bothered to nominate it….

To nominate, you need to send your suggestions to [email protected] as soon as you can. Please also feel free to publicise the awards on your own blog or via social media. In the olden days, before I was a member of the team, I used to do posts about the bloggers I’d be nominating. If you want to

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Reminder: Nominations for Liberal Democrat Voice Awards close tomorrow…

If you’re sick of hearing about this, just skip it. If you haven’t sent your nominations off yet, then consider this a reminder. I know I’ve been banging on about this a lot this week, but I wanted to put in a post in the morning, afternoon and evening so that most people would get the chance to see it.

Two weeks ago, I introduced this year’s Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and invited you to submit your nominations by Friday 23rd August. That deadline is now hurtling towards us like a herd of stampeding elephants. There has been a steady flow of …

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Reminder: Only 3 sleeps until deadline for Liberal Democrat Voice Awards nominations

Two weeks ago, I introduced this year’s Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and invited you to submit your nominations by Friday 23rd August. That deadline is now hurtling towards us like a herd of stampeding elephants. There has been a steady flow of nominations so far, but that won’t be much good to you if your favourite blog, or tweeter, or campaign or post hasn’t been put forward.

To nominate, you need to send your suggestions to [email protected] as soon as you can. Please also feel free to publicise the awards on your own blog or via social media. In the olden days, …

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Reminder: 10 days to get your nominations in for the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards

Last week, I introduced this year’s Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and invited you to submit your nominations by Friday 23rd August.

This is just a reminder to you. We’ve already had a fair few nominations, but there’s plenty room for more, so send your suggestions to [email protected] as soon as you can. Please also feel free to publicise the awards on your own blog or via social media. In the olden days, before I was a member of the team, I used to do posts about the bloggers I’d be nominating.

This year’s awards are as follows:

  • Liberal Democrat Blog of the

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40 sleeps till the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and we need your help

Jo Swinson wins "Best use of e-campaigning 2009"It’s less than 6 weeks until Federal Conference in Glasgow. And late on the Saturday night of Conference, as always, Liberal Democrat Voice will be holding its annual awards. This is the 8th such ceremony, and this year, we’re making a few changes.  As usual, they’ll be awarded in a budget lavish ceremony in Castle 2 at the Crowne Plaza between 10 and 11:30 pm. The dress code is “imaginative.”

There will be some Very Important Guests. Some we will keep as surprises, but we can …

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