Recommended reading for Lib Dem councillors and local campaigners from the last seven days:
In issues around local government and elections we noticed:
The Daily Mail reports on part of Nick Clegg’s political reform programme in: Voters asked to provide signatures to prevent electoral fraud.
The Telegraph reports on Eric Pickles thoughts on the pay of the LGA Chief Executive in: Ministers tell chief executive of Local Government Association to cut his £302,000 total pay package (nb since then the LGA has announced that Ransford will take a £200,000 paycut)
From Lib Dem Voice: Andrew Stunell writes: Your Chance to Influence Coalition Housing Policy.
The MJ reports that Councils are Key to the Green Deal
Also some interesting more general articles about strategy and political parties:
Something really worth reading is the Political Betting website’s really interesting article on opinion polls around our Party Leader in: Has Nick Clegg Hatred become a Substitue for Political Renewal
The New Statesman looks at relations inside the Labour Party in Fear and Loathing in the Labour Party.
The (London) Evening News suggest that: To be a Serious Force the Lib Dems must stay Ruthless
Finally if you missed it, news of Fifteen new Lib Dem Peers – special congratulations to ALDC’s outgoing President Councillor (and now Lord) Mike Storey