Liberal Democrat Voice
Type of site
|Owner||Caron Lindsay, Editor.|
|Created by||Robin Fenwick|
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, 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. For example, in a 2011 survey, Vince Cable was also voted Lib Dem minister of the year.
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).
- Lib Dem Voice website statistics
- The Liberal Democrat Voice Team
- Lib Dem Voice Members Polls
- Vince Cable emerges as the Lib Dems favourite candidate to succeed Nick Clegg
- Exclusive: Party members vote Vince Cable Lib Dem minister of the year
- Total Politics Top 100 Lib Dem Blogs 2011
- "Top Blogs - Politics - May 2011". Wikio. 2011-02-16.