The Independent View: Politicians don’t do enough to find out what we really want

The Scottish referendum was an important debate for the people in Scotland to have as it affected the future of Scotland and the UK as ...

Opinion: Human rights and all that jazz

This weekend thousands of Liberal Democrat activists will arrive in Glasgow for the Federal Conference. They’ll debate the major political issues of the day; hold ...

New Liberal Democrat Conference App now live

I've spent a bit of time this mornn playing with the Conference ...

The Independent View: Looking at ways to help student entrepreneurs

The slogan ‘Stronger Economy, Fairer Society’ is only as strong as the policies that support it. We, at the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs ...

Opinion: The future of the State

The Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto sets out our ambitions to take power from ‘the stifling hand of Whitehall’ and return it to citizens and communities: but ...

Dave Goddard writes … Challenging, probing and plain speaking

Dave Goddard was made a peer in ...

Right to be forgotten: 47% of Lib Dems say deleting results individuals do not like amounts to censorship

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance ...

Julian Huppert writes to Theresa May over Snoopers’ Charter allegation: “I would expect you to issue a public correction and an apology at the earliest opportunity”

Remember when the Tories were, briefly, a party which stuck up for individuals' privacy? ...

Caron’s Guide to the craziness of Conference – updated for Glasgow 2014

Federal Conference is probably the best fun that you will ever have in your life. You will thoroughly enjoy every exhausting moment. If you're new, ...

LibLink: Paddy Ashdown: We must embrace Putin to beat Islamic State

Paddy Ashdown has been writing in the Times about the need to get Russia onside in the fight against Islamic State. Russia has so far been ...

Hannah Thompson interviewed on Sky News about revenge porn

Sky News covered the issue of revenge porn.One of the most prominent campaigners for a change in the law is our own Hannah Thompson.  At ...

Opinion: Let’s keep social housing in London

As the ‘housing crisis’ debates continue and all political parties table motions to attract voters for the 2015 elections, we in Hackney Downs feel it's ...

Opinion: Liberal Democrats must stand up for the Welfare State

Welfare reform is an incredibly important discussion and one that we, as Liberal Democrats, must keep re-visiting to ensure we’re upholding those core principles we ...

Tory welfare plans are anathema to Liberal Democrats. We should not miss any opportunity to condemn them

I suspect most Liberal Democrats will have what we in Scotland call "the dry boak"when they watched Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne outlining ...

Opinion: Liberalism Unlocked: After the Coalition

On the eve of conference, a major new book on Liberalism is being published. “Unlocking Liberalism: Life after the Coalition” is a book of essays ...

A bit of a howler in the Tories’ press lines…

Sky News have managed to get hold of a Tory briefing document which gives its MPs and media spokespeople the messages they want to ...

The current state of the economy: what Lib Dem members think about it

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think ...

Conference Preview 2014: The Pre-Manifesto Debate

I thought it might be an idea to get some discussion going about the ...

Ashcroft’s poll of Lib Dem battleground seats: incumbency is alive and well but 2015 will be a survival election for the party

Tory peer and pollster Lord Ashcroft has published his latest set of constituency findings. He polled some of the key Lib Dem / Tory ...

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At the last general election, support for the Liberal Democrats was buoyed by more than just ...

The Independent View: The Coalition Government’s economic strategy – time for a rethink?

The global financial crisis of 2008 has left Britain facing one of the most difficult ...

Opinion: Islamic State – it’s a conundrum

I see myself as a small time politician who has an opinion on everything. But the ...

Lib Dem members on intervention against ISIS: 59% back air strikes, 49% support sending troops

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance ...

Opinion: Education issues at conference?

What are your current concerns about education policy?  Please do raise them in the ...

Opinion: In London, community politics must be less about geography and more about life choices

On September 22, my friend and London Region Lib Dem colleague Anthony Fairclough ...

Chris Fox writes … My primary aim will be to promote engineering in the UK

Chris Fox - Lord Fox, of Leominster in the County of Herefordshire - ...

Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #391

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our xxxth weekly round-up from ...

Conference Preview 2014: The Training

Every year, a few days before Conference, my brain goes into complete meltdown ...

LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

Many thanks to the 16,100  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this ...

Caron’s Sunday Selection: Must-read articles from the Sunday papers

Here's my selection of articles to inform and infuriate from this week's Sunday papers. First of all, ...