The Liberal Democrats claim that they have had lots of new members. The minimum subscription to join the Liberal Democrats is £12 per year. Alternatively you could go down the pub and buy four pints of beer with the said £12 and the beer will have more influence. The Liberal Democrats claim that being a Liberal Democrat is different. Well you can say that again. They claim you have the power to change things. Change what things? Light bulbs? The Liberal Democrats are as significant as the views of Vince Cable or Bob Russell.
Locally here in Ipswich the
Saint Margaret’s Ward Residents Association Ipswich Lib Dems are now reduced to two councillors and are now a spent force in Ipswich.
The Ipswich Liberal Democrats recently sent out a daily email digest of updates. It had a link about the Leadership candidates campaign to protect the Human Rights Act. When a party has only eight MP’s to choose from, there isn’t a lot of choice.
If you look at the Ipswich Lib Dems website, the Ipswich Lib Dems aren’t even doing anything for the residents of Colchester now. They are irrelevant across East Anglia apart from in North Norfolk.