Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022!

Christmas – in some semi-lockdown, government chaos form – is here, which means it is time to dust off those Christmas carol quiz questions, as written by lawyers. Good luck!

2021 has been quite a year for anyone involved in the Liberal Democrats. Who’d have predicted we’ve end the year with two more MPs than we started the year with? So who knows what 2022 will bring, in particular whether we will end the year with the same Prime Minister as we start it with…

For me, next year has the excitement of my next book – one that I’ve learnt a huge amount writing and which I hope many readers will enjoy as it’s all about political polling. It’s been great fun digging into stories as varied as the polling done to help plan military invasions or the relative merits of the betting markets and opinion polls for predicting election results. Watch out for Polling UnPacked: The History, Uses and Abuses of Political Opinion Polls in April (details and pre-orders here).

Despite all the hardships and uncertainty that COVID-19 continues to cause, I hope you and your family have a good Christmas and can look forward with new hope to next year. 

As has now become traditional, some frontline politicians have kindly agreed to film my Christmas card. This time, it’s Lib Dem Leader and Deputy Leader, Ed Davey and Daisy Cooper. I decided it was also time to stop hiding behind others and join them to show you some of my moves…


And for a bit of extra fun, here’s a Simon’s Cat Christmas compilation to enjoy:

Very best wishes happy chocolate eating.

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