Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #399

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 399th weekly round-up from ...

Alex Folkes: Cornwall Council and its chief executive have serious questions to answer

Many Lib Dems will know Alex Folkes. He's a Lib Dem councillor on Cornwall Council, and was a member of its cabinet until earlier this ...

Should Liberal Democrat Voice put up a post if and when a blogger leaves the party?

In a spasm of madness a few weeks ago, from their conclavial confinement, the Liberal ...

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

Many thanks to the 17,000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. ...

LibLink: Danny Alexander – The coalition has helped, not hurt the poor

Danny Alexander, Lib Dem chief secretary to the Treasury, has an article ...

New LDV members’ survey now live: your views on

The new LDV members’ survey is now live. So if you are one of the 1,500+ ...

In the next month 43 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for ...

How Lib Dems should talk about immigration

This week saw the publication of an important report from the think-tank British Future ...

What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

LibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you're ...

By-election update: Lib Dem progress in Stockport

Three principal council by-elections were fought yesterday alongside the Parliamentary contest in ...

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 11

Congratulations to Jon Featonby, who continues to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 11, having amassed a whopping 675 points. Not far behind ...

Lib Dem Party Committee election results

The Lib Dems have this evening announced the ...

Compromise signalled on future of TPIMs

The Guardian and other outlets are reporting that the new anti-terror bill to be published next week will include a power to force ...

Emily Thornberry resigns over tweet

Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry has resigned from the front bench over a tweet from Rochester which shows, at best, a gulf of understanding between ...

Race, Extremism, Recruitment & Inspiration: the EMLD Presidential Hustings

This week the Ethnic Minority Lib Dems became the first and only ...

Rochester & Strood by-election: Ukip win, Lib Dems lose 11th deposit

Mark Reckless won his bid to be re-elected an MP under the UKIP banner last night, following his eve-of-conference defection from the Conservatives. That this ...

Three thoughts this Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to pause and think of all ...

Tim Farron MP writes…Green Climate Fund shows this government is leading the world

We often forget to say thank you, because we’re straight on to the next thing. But today, I want to say thank you to everyone ...

Opinion: Sticking up for the entrepreneurs of the future

I spoke at a Global Entrepreneurship Week event at the University of Exeter last night, and I was asked to define the qualities of an ...

Opinion: TTIP and the inversion of the Free Trade debate

The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership provides an interesting case study as to how the very meaning of ‘Free Trade’ is changing. The treaty itself ...

The Independent View: Save our safety net

Four children are left home alone for five days. Social services step in to move the kids out to live with their father. But there’s ...

Baroness Olly Grender writes…Tales from the Rochester campaign trail

Sometimes being a Liberal Democrat is like walking into a bitterly cold prevailing wind with soggy ...

Final Reminder: All votes in party committee elections must be cast by noon tomorrow

Here's all you need to know: How do I vote? Voting papers were distributed by email to all those federal voting representatives for whom the party had ...

My proudest day as a Liberal Democrat

According to the cash receipt slip I was given by the membership secretary of ...

Shirley Williams promotes Community Award in memory of West Midlands student

Committee member of West Midlands Lib Dem Youth and local party diversity officer, Stephen ...

Opinion: Is the First World War a reasonable subject for a supermarket advert?

This Christmas is the 100th anniversary of the ...

Charlotte Henry resigns from the Liberal Democrats

Prominent blogger and journalist, Charlotte Henry, has today resigned from the Liberal Democrats. She explains her reasons on her blog: Today, with genuine sadness, I ...

David Ward MP: Jerusalem synagogue attackers “driven to madness by failure of international community to deal with Israel”

David Ward MP's tweet on the Jerusalem synagogue attack has been widely covered although, for him, it is relatively restrained: https://twitter.com/DavidWardMP/status/534832264467996672 Comments will be moderated

ALDE gather in Lisbon: setting sail for a new, more liberal world?

Once again, liberals from across the European Union and beyond ...

Lord Roger Roberts writes… We must abolish the Azure card now

Refused asylum seekers are being forced to endure destitution and humiliation at the hands of the ...