Friday, May 07, 2010

What should the party do next? Have your say by 2 p.m. on Saturday

On Saturday afternoon the party's Federal Executive is meeting to discuss how the party should handle the Parliamentary situation. There's no pre-set, universally supported answer to this so the FE's discussion is going to be meaningful and important - which means that if you want to influence what the party does, now is the time to let the FE know.

Because many members of the Federal Executive are scattered around the country - sleeping, travelling back from election counts, making their way to London and so on - the FE members may be hard to get hold of and many will not necessarily be checking their emails frequently.

Therefore, in order to ensure that people have a chance to send in a view that will be read before the meeting, we've agreed with the Party President Ros Scott a special email address that can be used to email in your views. A member of staff will collate all the messages and make sure that they are drawn to the attention of Ros and also reported to the members of the FE in time for their discussion.

A few tips when emailing this address:
  • Given the pressures of time, short and concise messages are likely to be more effective than 12 pages essays;
  • As with letter writing or lobbying more generally, saying in full who you are and where you're from is likely to add to the impact of the message;
  • Please send your message as soon as possible.

10 comments:

Tim (Kalyr) said...

No coalition with the Tories without a cast-iron commitment to PR (which Cameron isn't going to give).

Anonymous said...

agree to not talk out a private members bill for a referendum on PR.

Jonathan said...

Don't tell me...

Bob Riley said...

As Tim (Kalyr) said "No coalition with the Tories without a cast- iron commitment to PR". If the Tories agree then we will co-operate. It is not just our party that deserve a say but other smaller parties and the electorate.
The system is broken and it needs fixing and aligning with the Euro elections and the devolved parliaments. Bob Riley Borough Council Candidate Corby Rural West.

Anonymous said...

Be liberal not Tory....Labour and Lib Dem is better than Tory Lib Dem... The greedy will get greedier with Tories. Share and share alike come on Lib Dems don't trust the Tories, they're only in it for themselves and London. What about the rest of Britain?? It's a big place...... a vote for Lib Dem is a vote for CHANGE not New Labour/Tory they're the same.....

Anonymous said...

I think that the Liberal Democrats will become very unpopular if they form a coalition with Labour and keep Gordon Brown in - it's obvious the country want him out! Form a coalition with the Tories but squeeze them for everything they have, and explain to the public that it is a one off to keep Labour out, get the electoral reform, get another election

Anonymous said...

I am a new Liberal voter, why? Lib Dems promised me a new view in politics, my top agenda was PR to politics. Nick Cleggs legacy to politics must be PR, not just to enable a stable next government but a future for all to vote for more than a two party political system and a future for Lib Dems.

Anonymous said...

The Liberals have been waiting lifetimes for PR. This is the only thing that will change British politics and make things fairer, it really is the holy grail. Short term popularity and market fluctuations are irrelevant. Bite Gordon's hand off.

Anonymous said...

Recognise that we dictate the terms of this coalition as much as the Tories do. The LibDems increased their vote but lost more seats. No coalition with the Tories without a cast-iron commitment to PR!

jaybs said...

I think Nick Clegg and LibDems need to be careful, 1,000 protesters do not represent the whole country! Our Country is in a mess at present and that needs to be changed, to PR first and last will be seen by many of the electorate that LibDems were not willing to put the country first.

But as important to seen propping up a Labour Government which was clearly not the will of the country will be seen as a weak party and Nick and his MP's could suffer when the next General Election comes.