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

Tim Pickstone

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