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Prospects for the Liberal Democrats and a betting tip for next party leader

After talking to the BBC about Liberal Democrat prospects in London, I guested on the excellent Political Betting Polling Matters podcast with Kieran Pedley.

We talked about the national prospects for the party and who might be the next leader. Listen to the end for my tip on who to place a bet on…

During the show, I mentioned the rising Liberal Democrat poll ratings. It’s always risky to highlight a poll trend as the very next poll published after you air may appear to rubbish that trend. But this time, the next one thankfully reinforced my point:

4 responses to “Prospects for the Liberal Democrats and a betting tip for next party leader”

  1. The Wikipedia page (UK General Election Polling) is pretty good on this. It carries a running mean of 10 polls and has shown a consistent trend upwards. Slow but steady, to adapt a phrase.

  2. Most people I speak to, including Brexiteers, know that Brexit is not going well.

    Most people, including remainers, feel that the Brexit government has committed Britain to Brexit. They do not see a way out.

    I think that the Conservatives & Labour are both getting more & more divided.

    As LibDems are the only sane party we have an increasing chance of success.

    We should continue to struggle our hardset to reverse Brexit as it is the only viable option for Britain.

  3. Re the coalition years. “British Election studies show that only loony left hate our record in Coalition”. Nonsense, there are plenty of ex members and people we need to attract back to us who still feel we screwed up and gave the Tories cover for lots of evil ways. I think you are being VERY selective when you say ‘look at the evidence’.

    I think we need to admit that despite good work done by our Ministers, overall we fluffed the chance to really make a difference. By his stubborn determination to show coalition could work, Nick failed to listen to those of us who warned against appearing too close, and we should never have supported Lansley’s health reforms, or bedroom tax, or (I now think) a good deal else of the austerity agenda, even if we did reduce its worst excesses.

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