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INFOGRAPHIC: The rebellious Liberal Democrat MPs

In between trying to repel the attempts of my colleagues to adorn my desk with Christmas decorations (one piece of tinsel is fine, thank you), I’ve been taking a look at the details of how Liberal Democrat MPs have been behaving in the House of Commons.

With fixed-term Parliaments meaning David Cameron can no longer call a snap general election, the way Liberal Democrat MPs vote in the Commons is becoming one of the key features of the public policymaking landscape.

The party is well used to its peers often being the key swing vote in the Upper House, but with coalution it is now often the threat of rebellion by its MPs that is the key swing factor in government decisions. But who is rebelling and how often?

Here is an infographic, based on data from the good folk at www.revolts.co.uk, to answer just those questions:

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