Archive for Martin Tod
If I tell you that amongst the other signatories are Jo Shaw and Martin Tod, you might be able to guess what it’s about… Also in there is Stephen Tall and an entertaining mix of people whose views I rate very highly and those who I most certainly don’t. Which is a good sign of [...]
Martin Tod recently drew my attention to a short publication from David Howarth published over the summer about levels of public spending: Spending and Growth – a response to David Laws. As the title suggests, it is primarily a response to someone else’s views on appropriate levels of public spending: Laws’ assertion that public spending [...]
A new set of automatically updated campaign buttons is now available for Liberal Democrat websites.
During my time working at party HQ doing online campaigning, one of our most successful projects (cooked up with the help of Rob Fenwick and Martin Tod) was the ‘campaign buttons’ – a simple piece of code which let bloggers and those with other websites easily display campaign adverts from the party. It was a [...]
How can a Liberal Democrat local party in London organise a successful hustings meeting during our Mayor contest? I’ve written a short factsheet for London Lib Dems with ten top tips which you can get here. During my time as the party’s Head of Innovations I produced a series of similar factsheets (with the help [...]
I’ve long been sceptical about the scope for online fundraising in British politics. That’s partly because I’ve seen a sequence of American political consultants come to the UK, say they know much better than Brits, promise lots and then raise not very much – across the political spectrum. I’ve also seen a sequence of people [...]