Friday, April 30, 2021

What does success in 6 May's elections look like for the Lib Dems?

Prospect thinks it knows:

Win at least 16 per cent of projected Britain-wide vote share
Gain more council seats than they lose

Win at least 10 per cent of constituency vote in elections to the 

Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly (8 per cent in both elections last time)

These goals are depressingly modest and the third, judging by the opinion polls, looks out of reach.

But we also need to male some spectacular advances that suggest there are new parliamentary seats within our grasp at the next general election,

It is such successes that keep us going and that feature in emails from Liberal Democrat HQ.


Unknown said...

Unfortunately (or perhaps that should be "fortunately") I am not on any Lib Dem mailing lists these days, despite having been a member since the 1970s. Accordingly, I am somewhat out of touch with the in-house propaganda and expectation management. Do you know, do the Lib Dems expect to take overall control of any new councils this time?

Jonathan Calder said...

These days I'm a full-time carer (rather on brand for a Lib Dem currently) so a bit out of touch with local ambitions.