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Lib Dem Voice

Philippa Stroud: the disappearing Conservative candidate

This morning The Observer ran a piece detailing the less than savoury attitude towards homosexuality of Philippa Stroud, Conservative candidate for Sutton & Cheam and head of the influential Conservative think-tank Centre for Social Justice:
A high-flying prospective Conservative MP, credited with shaping many of the party’s social policies, founded a church that tried to “cure” … Read the full post »


Televised leaders debate: the technological winners

When I first wrote about the winners and losers from Thursday night’s TV debate between Brown, Cameron and Clegg I only briefly touched on technology: Winner – TV Loser – internet The TV audience peaked at just under 10m, far more than any online audience for a UK political event. TV kept on broadcasting whilst Facebook … Read the full post »


Unofficial Lib Dems overtake official Conservatives on Facebook

I wrote previously about how often it is the unofficial online groups supporting a party or candidate that garner energy and enthusiasm beyond that which the official presences manage. That’s been demonstrated again today, in the aftermath of the first televised debate between the party leaders. Paul Waugh has documented how various official party profiles … Read the full post »

Lib Dem Voice

Do your blog comments make a good impression?

There are many reasons people have for posting comments on this site or others: because they’ve got something to add to the conversation, because they want to correct an error, because they like taking part in a debate, because they’ve got a question to ask or a myriad of other reasons.
For those seeking public office, … Read the full post »