The LDV Friday Five: 20 January 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. And the winner of our Liberal Voice of the Year award is… Mark Littlewood (66 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Comeback Clegg – the Times’ reasons to be cheerful about the Lib Dems (23 comments) by Helen Duffett
  3. Opinion: What’s happened to democracy in the Liberal Democrats? (68 comments) by George Potter
  4. The Lib Dem Candidates Leadership Programme – a participant’s view (44 comments) by Layla Moran
  5. Tim Farron MP writes… Are two Eds better than one? (21 comments) by Tim Farron MP

5 sample LDV Members’ Forum threads

  1. Private Schools, Oxbridge and Social Mobility
  2. Clegg has raised his game
  3. Least favourite political phrase
  4. Does Connect have an iPad app?
  5. Organising locally through LDV

5 from the LDV archive

(20th January, 2007-11)

  1. Paul Burstow writes… A few facts about the NHS (127 comments) by Paul Burstow MP, from 2011
  2. Opinion: Who to Blame for the Democrats’ Loss In Massachusetts? Blame Me (13 comments) by Karin Robinson, from 2010
  3. #MPexpenses – act now! (2 comments) by Alex Foster, from 2009
  4. Paddick launches online advertising campaign (7 comments) by Mark Pack, from 2008
  5. Yet another Conservative defection (14 comments) by Mark Pack, from 2007

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)

  1. lesley strathie
  2. martin shapland
  3. labour isn’t working
  4. diana wallis
  5. snp

5 recent Lib Dem tweets

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That’s it from the LDV Friday Five. Let the weekend commence in 5-4-3-2-1…

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