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Lib Dem Voice – the most-read independent website by and for Lib Dems – is run by a volunteer collective of Liberal Democrat members, activists and bloggers. The site is read by some 50,000 individual visitors each month, and is ranked among the top 5 most influential blogs in the UK.

If you have, by any chance, happened upon this site because you wanted to join the Lib Dems, you can do that here.  If you are wondering about whether you should join us, have a look at The Lib Dem Lowdown which explains a bit about the party.

For general enquiries, please email voice@libdemvoice.org. If you are interested in submitting a post for publication, please visit the page ‘Write for us!’.

Editor

Day Editors

Foreign Affairs Editor: Tom Armsprofile and Lib Dem Voice archive; follow on Twitter

Contributing Editors

Posts using the pseudonyms ‘The Voice‘ (for news updates) and ‘NewsHound‘ (to link to articles published elsewhere) are, unless otherwise indicated, written by a member of the LDV editorial team.

Design and Technical Editor

Photo editor, occasional articles and moderation assistance

We welcome contributors

Absolutely any Liberal Democrat party member or registered supporter is welcome to get involved with Lib Dem Voice, and we especially welcome opinion articles. These should be original pieces of writing, not previously published elsewhere. Please see our Write for us page for more details.

Lib Dem Voice is also committed to publishing opinion articles from non-Lib Dems which we think will be of interest to our readers. Please email the Editor if you have an idea for an article.

Our editorial policy

Lib Dem Voice does not belong to any group in the party. It is a neutral platform where the views of all members are welcome, both as articles and comments. The site’s editorial team Includes a diverse range of party members, each of whom is free to put forward their own views while maintaining an overall balance of coverage. As a group, we prize freedom of speech and this includes our editorial freedom. 

Nobody, in or out of the party, has a right to be published on LDV. Articles are judged on merit and topicality. 

Articles and comments which may contribute harm to marginalised groups will not be published. We will not allow a toxic atmosphere which fosters prejudice and discrimination. 

There are occasions when people have to pick a side and we will do so when we consider it necessary to make our small bit of the world a kinder, more progressive place. 

LDV alumni

Grateful thanks to all those who’ve taken editorial responsibility for LibDemVoice since it was founded in 2006:

 

  • Stephen Tall Co-Editor 2009-15
  • Mark Pack, Co-founder and Co-Editor (2006-13)
  • Andy Boddington (2013 and 2021-2023)
  • Prateek Buch (2011-12)
  • Iain Roberts (2009-11)
  • Helen Duffett (2008-2014)
  • Richard Huzzey (2006-10)
  • Alix Mortimer (2008-09)
  • Will Howells (2006-08)
  • Rob Fenwick, Founding Editor (2006-07)
  • Kirsten Johnson 2017-19
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