Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #460

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 460thth weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (5-11 June, 2016), together with a hand-picked quintet, you might otherwise have missed.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1.  Excellent Lib Dem win in Southwark by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Congratulations to Cllr Dan Whitehead.

2. Police clear Adrian Sanders in election expenses investigation by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Guido stirring things up again.

3. And another Guido Fawkes story about Lib Dem election expenses falls apart by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
There’s a surprise.

4. Lib Dems gain Sherborne Rural Dorset CC seat (with help from Yeovil constituency and beyond) by Rob Stickland  on Rob Stickland.
How the ward was won.

5. Ex Tory Deputy Leader faces police probe after claims he lied on election paperwork by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Allegations that he gave a false address.

6. Why #Remain may be failing the “pink tuna” test by Tin Holyoake on ten pence piece.
Tim looks to his parenting experience to suggest a better way for the Remain campaign.

7. A late night encounter with Mr Grumpy by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
Mark has to sit next to someone who seems very out of sorts with the world.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. To nominate a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s, all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected] You can also contact us via Twitter, where we’re @libdemvoice

8. Honoured! by Jen Yockney MBE on Either/And.
Jen looks back on decades of volunteering for which she has been so deservingly honoured.

9. My Brexit take in 7 tweets by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
What is one of the Lib Dem’s biggest Eurosceptics going to do in the referendum?

10. Day 5636: Winning with the facts by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
Showing how we’re £92 billion up because we’re in the EU.

11. About Democracy by Peter Wrigley on Keynseian Liberal.
They say they’re all about democracy, so why exactly were Leave so outraged at the extension of the electoral register deadline?

12. Art exhibition to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme by Jayne McCoy on Diary of a Sutton Councillor.
Interesting exhibition to commemorate 100 years since an horrific battle.

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading ‘n’ nominating.

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