Highlights from this category
- 10 top tools for getting the most out of Twitter (2014 version) 10 Jul
- Want to improve public services? Work out how to fix my scaffolding 7 Aug
- The real political battle isn’t Conservative vs Labour or Cameron vs Miliband 11 Feb
- Councillor Camp: 10 questions to see if your council gets digital 12 Jan
- Sign up for a free 10-week Campaign Masterclass 14 Dec
- Get Lib Dem campaign buttons for your website 29 Oct
- Five of the most common mistakes that Lib Dem campaigners make 23 May
- What have the Liberal Democrats achieved in government? 7 Mar
- The politics of windmills 30 Nov
- A lesson from history in tackling terrorism 25 Nov
"We don’t just have ‘Lib Dem Achievements in Government’ – up and down the country there are many unsung heroes who are delivering achievements in their communities" - Daisy Cooper
You can agree to postpone tackling some large complicated issues if more time is genuinely needed to work out a compromise – and if there is always the threat that the coalition will end if it isn’t reached.
Candidates only get elected in tandem with great organisers and there are far too few new stars coming through. Most (though not all – there are some fabulous exceptions!) of the best election results have been secured by people who learnt their trade literally in the last century. We need more new talent coming through – and a similar Organiser Programme to nurture the most talented newcomers.
Vermin Supreme At the Lesser-Known Democratic Candidates Presidential Forum. Forget The Phony, Vote For The Pony.
Daisy Cooper: “We must re-assert our commitment to local government in its own right, not just as a stepping-stone for Parliamentary seats”
"We must first re-assert our commitment to local government in its own right, not just as a stepping-stone for winning Parliamentary seats" - Daisy Cooper
The Conservatives will unveil Votesource, a replacement for the troubled Merlin voter contact database which CCHQ has developed in-house.
If IPSO turns out to be a soft touch for the press, especially in a case involving Conservative MPs (who are more sceptical about press regulation than other parties), then IPSO's first high profile case could also be its death knell.
Long-time readers will remember that delivery round which Robin Meltzer sent me on in 2011.
Here are the latest national voting intention figures from each of the main pollsters. To put the numbers into longer context, take a look at my database of polling figures going back to 1945, which is updated quarterly.
The use of handwritten signs to give a campaign a grassroots appearance (whether real or faked) has long been popular in American politics.