Liberal Democrat Voice

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Liberal Democrat Voice
Liberal Democrat Voice Logo.jpg
Type of site
Owner Caron Lindsay, Editor.
Created by Robin Fenwick
Commercial No
Launched 2006
Current status Active

Liberal Democrat Voice (also known as "Lib Dem Voice") is a political blog, read by over 60,000 individual visitors per month[1] specialising in British politics.

The site was created by Robin Fenwick in September 2006. Since Summer 2007, it has been run by a collective of Liberal Democrat members, activists and bloggers.[2]

The aim of the site is to present views from a range of people and perspectives in the Liberal Democrats. The editorial line is neutral on matters of debate within the party and party selections and elections.

The site conducts regular surveys of Liberal Democrat members,[3] which serve as a respectable bellwether of party opinion: mainstream UK press such as The Independent cite these, most notably over the issue of Vince Cable being the preferred candidate to succeed Nick Clegg as party leader.[4] For example, in a 2011 survey, Vince Cable was also voted Lib Dem minister of the year.[5]

The site is rated as the top Liberal Democrat blog by Total Politics for 2011[6] and has been consistently rated by Wikio as the 5th most influential political blog in the UK.[7]


Contributors to Liberal Democrat Voice include Senior Liberal Democrats such as Tim Farron, Sal Brinton, Norman Lamb, Caroline Pidgeon, Ed Davey, Brian Paddick and Jenny Willott as well as new and long serving members of the party.

The site also features regular polls of Lib Dem members showing where they agree and where they disagree with party policy. The site is therefore a good indicator of mood within the Liberal Democrats.

As well as being a blog which is open to any contributor the site also contains a Liberal Democrat party members-only forum which is used by members as a place for debate and discussion.


Lib Dem Voice's current editor is Caron Lindsay. She is supported by a team of day editors (Mary Reid, Joe Otten and Nick Thornsby), contributing editors (Alex Foster, Stephen Tall and Sara Bedford), an Associate Editor (Helen Duffett) and a technical team (Ryan Cullen, Alan Muhammed and Paul Walter).


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