By-election update: 13.6% swing from Labour to hold North Jesmond

Just one Council by-election this week in North Jesmond (Newcastle CC). The ...

Rennie: Stand up to the nationalist thugs

Yesterday, Labour MP Jim Murphy was egged in Kirkcaldy as he was speaking there as part of his 100 towns in 100 days tour. ...

And the winner of the referendum debate was…….Charles Kennedy

I'm sure we all remember THAT debate on Monday night between Alistair Darling and Alex ...

Reflections on Rotherham (3): Believing and taking responsibility

It was difficult to read the Alexis Jay report into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. 1400 girls and 200 boys brutally abused and ...

Gerald Vernon-Jackson selected to contest Portsmouth South

Portsmouth Liberal Democrats last night selected Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson for the Portsmouth South seat currently ...

Opinion: If Putin wishes for another cold war…

One of the legacies of more than 10 years of conflict, ...

The 3 Lib Dem seats where the Greens are a threat

It's three months since the Lib Dems were beaten into fifth place at the ...

Reflections on Rotherham (2): Scapegoating one person misses the larger point

The first thing to say is that the report into child exploitation and the failures of the local authority in Rotherham are tragic and a ...

Reflections on Rotherham (1): How one community in Rochdale took control to protect its children and young people

Initially the report on Rotherham came as a shock to me – 1400 children raped and abused in one town. Then I read the report ...

Opinion: 19th September – now what?

Looking ahead: It’s 19th September, and Scotland has voted “No” to independence. Thank goodness for that! ...

++ Coup for Ukip as Tory MP Carswell defects, triggers by-election in Clacton

Douglas Carswell, elected in 2010 as Conservative MP for Clacton, has today announced he's joining Ukip and will fight a by-election under his new ...

The Independent View: Let’s talk about it

David Laws has this week committed to compulsory sex and ...

Better Together can always make a better ad. Alex Salmond can not give us a better currency option than we have being part of the UK

What's the last thing you would want to ...

Happy Birthday to us: 8 years old today

8 years ago today LibDemVoice appeared for the very first time. The first story? 'Hughes ...

LibLink: Maajid Nawaz: Why Islamists beat liberals in the Middle East

Liberal Democrat PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn Maajid Nawaz has been setting out for War on the Rocks why Islamism has become so prevalent in ...

Opinion: Crown Prosecution Service is wrong not to prosecute undercover police officers

It is now widely-known that the Metropolitan Police Force has engaged numerous undercover police officers in covertly infiltrating various organisations which 'might be' dangerously subversive ...

Carmichael and Crockart rock at the Ice Bucket Challenge

Two very different but very funny takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon from the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Liberal Democrat MP ...

Opinion: A ringfence is not enough for the science budget

The party has recently been trailing hints of the content and priorities of the new manifesto. One released last week was an announcement touting a ...

Liberal Youth Elections 2014 – nominations close at 8pm TONIGHT

It dawned on me yesterday, my wedding anniversary, that a baby born on the day I was married would, as of now, be ineligible for ...

The Gender Agenda #4: The Liberal Democrats are a feminist party

The Liberal Democrats are a feminist party. When I first wrote ...

Opinion: The argument for devolution

The British economy and hence the politics of Britain are London-centric. Of this there is ...

Opinion: A hundred years ago…

1910 was a momentous year for Liberals in UK government, with ...

Opinion: Why I’m supporting all women shortlists

As the dust begins to settle from the Rennard affair we must now reflect on how ...

Zero hours contracts – closing the loopholes

Yesterday was ...

Opinion: Compulsory political education?

As a 17 year old Lib Dem, who has campaigned with two local parties and ...

Opinion: Put revenge pornographers on the Sex Offenders Register

Facebook has just been served with its first revenge porn lawsuit. I can’t comment ...

Opinion: The UK’s takeover laws and short-termism

In the rest of the world hostile takeovers are uncommon or ...

Caron Lindsay on this evening’s referendum debate

Over on STV, our own editor, Caron Lindsay, has been making some predictions about ...

Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #387

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 387th weekly round-up from ...

Nicola Sturgeon challenges Nick Clegg to do the Ice Bucket Challenge

We can't look at our social media at ...