Daily Archives: October 23rd, 2012

The effectiveness of elected mayors

Reading Stephen Tall’s Lib Dem Voice post on police commissioners this morning, I found myself thinking about elected mayors and how some of the claims that are made for them and their potential effects. One thought that occurred to me is that while there’s been lots written on elected mayors and the arguments for and […]

When is a Lib Dem not a Lib Dem?

Question: when you see a headline such as ‘Lib Dem Jo Bloggs calls for…’ do you assume that Jo Bloggs is a member of the party? To me, that seems quite a reasonable assumption to make, and appears to be the convention the media follows in most cases. If the person’s not a member, but […]