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The low earner Liberal Democrats revisited

A couple of years back I posted about the “low earner Liberal Democrats” who have been a major part of the party’s progress, especially in squeezing Labour votes in more rural seats and in making progress in urban areas against Labour. Events in the interim have if anything made this group even more important to [...]

Low earner Liberal Democrats: what’s the impact of the budget?

Having covered earlier in the week the importance of ‘low earner Liberal Democrats’ to the party’s prospects, how are things looking after the Budget? One thing Alistair Darling most certainly did not do was to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000, the Liberal Democrat policy that would take millions out of income tax completely and [...]

Low earner Liberal Democrats: the rural dimension

24 March 2010 ,
In talking about the low earner Liberal Democrats this week, I have emphasised the urban aspect: It’s a group of people that is not that often explicitly addressed in Liberal Democrat policy debates or campaigning and messaging discussions, expect in as much as they are part of the millions who would benefit from the party’s policy [...]

The low earner Liberal Democrats

Yesterday The Voice ran an op-ed from the Resolution Foundation’s Sophia Parker about the, “9.4 million working-age ‘low earners’ – those people living on an average household income of £15,800 while remaining broadly independent of state support.” It’s a group of people that is not that often explicitly addressed in Liberal Democrat policy debates or campaigning [...]