From the 1990s – and featuring a young Lembit Opik, not to mention David Allworthy – this video was produced to encourage Liberal Democrats to recruit more party members. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the long-term staffer at Liberal Democrat HQ, David Allworthy.
A few questions are repeatedly coming up about the elections currently being held for various Liberal Democrat federal party committees. So I’ve put together this unofficial Q&A. Unofficial, but I hope helpful and neutral, save for the last question… Q. What posts are up for election? A. 15 posts on the Federal Executive (FE), 15 … Read the full post »
During the week the Federal Executive agreed to support a series of proposals from the party’s Acting Returning Officer, David Allworthy, to relax the restrictions on campaign in party internal elections. To quote the paper put to the FE: These can be summed up in the following five areas: – the introduction of Acting Returning … Read the full post »
In November I blogged my suggestions for how the party’s internal election rules should be changed. In brief – fewer restrictions on candidates and voters being able to talk about the contests and who they support, more leeway for online campaigning and a series of steps to encourage more debate and discussion within the party about … Read the full post »
The party’s new President, Tim Farron, is committed to changing the rules for how our elections are conducted, as he revealed in answer to a question I posed during the contest: Do you believe the party’s rules for elections for federal committees and the Interim Peers have the right level of restrictions on what campaigning … Read the full post »
Alongside the more important news of the election for Liberal Democrat Party President (congratulations Tim), today saw the count in elections for various party committees and bodies including the interim peers panel, in which I was standing. … Read the full post »