Jim Wallace: The Human Rights Act gives us the ability to challenge the state on ordinary day to day issues

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Miriam Gonzalez Durantez argues for quotas on boards – but warns that inclusive culture is also necessary

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Paddy Ashdown: It is no longer the case that the nation state, acting alone, can determine its future

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Fourth emails from Leadership Candidates

The leadership candidates have sent their third official emails. You can read the first three here,  here and here. First of all, the Returning ...

Carmichael accuses the Tories of abuse of process over English Votes for English Laws

Alistair Carmichael had a right old go at Leader of the House Chris Grayling over English Votes for English Laws. The Conservatives have chosen to ...

Lib Dem Geraldine Locke takes safe Tory Council seat in Richmond

Just under two months ago,  Liberal Democrats in South West London suffered the shock loss of Vince Cable in Twickenham. It would be understandable if ...

Opinion: Getting diverse in the arts

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Report shows how extensively this country fails vulnerable children

Yesterday the UK's Children's Commissioners published a joint report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. It makes very grim reading. ...

LDVideo: Liberalism, free speech and extremism – Tim and Norman at the National Liberal Club

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Paul Tyler writes…Lessons for our new campaigner-in-chief?

I was lucky enough to be invited to a symposium of academics, pollsters and (a very few) politicians this week at Nuffield College on “Beyond ...

Opinion: General election 2015 – The rise of UKIP and the Tory decapitation strategy

Looking across the change in vote share at the General Election (analysing data from here) reveals that the Liberal Democrat vote was down 15.3 ...

In full: Norman Lamb’s speech to the IPPR: Liberalism needs to be history’s chosen instrument to build the bridge to the future.

Both leadership candidates have given speeches to the Institute of Public Policy Research recently. We covered Tim Farron's last week. Here is Norman Lamb's. I ...

Catherine Bearder MEP doesn’t need men telling her what’s important

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Lib Dem Leadership: Farron and Lamb in diversity hustings

In a normal election, hustings can be a great place to spot key differences ...

Opinion: The habit of liberalism

I read somewhere that it takes 30 days to make a new habit. By all accounts, predictable behaviour is what the old brain likes. When ...

LibLink: If I’m Lib Dem leader, we’ll oppose fracking

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Willie Rennie wins in North East Fife

Many thanks to Robin Bennett from Ceres in North East Fife for sending us this from the Scottish Highland Games Association website: Running from the ...

LibLink: Norman Lamb: It would be easy for our party to shelter in our comfort zone but it would be very, very wrong

Norman Lamb has been writing for the Huffington Post about his vision for the future of the Liberal Democrats. The next few years can't just be ...

It’s so easy, when you are live-tweeting an event, to give the wrong impression

Last night, Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats held a hustings for the two leadership candidates, Tim Farron and Norman Lamb. They covered the event  brilliantly on ...

By-election update: Near miss in Cambs, clean sweep in Abbots Langley

Two principal council by-elections were held last Thursday. The Lib Dems in ...

A small step for trust in the manifesto

It has been obvious since long before the election that we have a trust problem. We did the right thing on tuition fees, bringing more ...

Cities and Local Government Bill report back

The Government's plan to impose Mayors where they were previously rejected is progressing apace in Parliament. Fairly unusually for a controversial Bill, it has ...

Opinion: A liberal postcard from Athens #2

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Opinion: Paddy Ashdown’s appeal to Green and Labour

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Green Liberal Democrats question Tim Farron and Norman Lamb

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Russia, ISIS, globalisation and the EU – Norman and Tim answer foreign affairs questions

LDV recently put some questions on foreign affairs to the two leadership contenders. Here are their responses. 1. Can you summarise in around 100 words what ...

Opinion: The twin intellectual conceits that damned the Liberal Democrats’ election hopes in 2015

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EMLD Hustings tomorrow

If you haven't been able to get to a ...

Opinion: Bill – A Factual Postscript

Last week you published a post from me about an elderly prisoner called Bill. In a piece restricted to 500 words some things inevitably ...

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

Many thanks to the 13000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this ...