Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #465

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 465th 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 (24 – 30 July, 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. Another day, another Lib Dem Council gain on a huge swing by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
On that ace news from Cornwall.

2.  Is there a way back for the Liberal Democrats? by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
With Tim, Vince, Paddy, Daisy, Polly and Mark – a discussion on BBC’s Westminster Hour

3. What’s happening  at the Democratic Convention in the US should be instructive for the Lib Dems by Nick Tyrone on
Bernie Sanders got it right, argues Nick.

4. Jim Wells to sue BBC over homophobia claims #theTruth  by Stephen Glenn on Stephen’s Liberal Journal.
Stephen reveals some first hand encounters with this man who refutes.

5. Electoral Commission passes file on Northampton South to Police by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
But Jonathan suspected this would happen a while back.

6. Conflicting stories behind Labour’s loss of a council seat in Totnes to the Lib Dems by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
Who to believe?

7. Disagreements between Plaid Cymru AMs  by Peter Black  on Peter Black.
Yet another party having a good old fashioned row..

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. A Party on the rise by Rob Stickland on Rob’s view from the sidelines.
There is loads to be positive about, says Rob

9. Less United by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!.
We need something to get parties working together, but this isn’t it, says Andrew

10. Southern railways is the canary in the mine by David Boyle on The Real Blog
David’s solution to the Southern Rail crisis

11. My enemy’s enemy isn’t always my friend by Energlyn Churchill oon Beyond Gunfire .
Energlyn looks to Grimond for a view on progressive alliances

12.Turning things around in Tower Hamlets by Elaine Bagshaw on Lib Dem Expand
How Elaine and her team are building from the bottom up.

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

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