Sunday, December 17, 2006

Poll: LibDem MP of the Year

So who is your LibDem MP of the Year? I've included twenty of the most high profile or influential LibDem MPs in the poll. I guess we'll all have our criteria for voting in this award (he says coyly!), but I'll tell you that my vote will be going to either Nick Clegg or Chris Huhne - for whcih neither will thank me! Vote in the column on the left. The result will be announced in the week after Christmas.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its Lembit Opik, every political friend he makes turns out to be a wrongun then he shags the cheeky girls, he is Lloyd George reincarnated and my hero.
A class act.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Jeremy Thorpe mentioned? Doesn't the LibDem leader count for anything?

I once came across his hit man inside. He shot the dog instead!

What was all this funny handshakes between him and the prison governor?

I'll vote for the one who votes for all prisoners to have the vote.

Al said...

Lembit Opik purely for the fact he's shagging a Cheeky Girl.

BUCF said...

do we really have to vote on the best lib dem? (also, if you do conservatives, will you put patrick cormack on the list?)

Anonymous said...

no i would go for Mark Oaten. After all it is a skill to find the only rent boy in the UK that knows the Lib Dem front bench.

Anonymous said...

Surely Francis Maude should be on the list.

Chris P said...

No John Leech? He is number 4 or something in his party's transport team. Which presumably means all of them are "front bench" on something. How can this scowling menace win newcomer of the year across the whole house and not even get into Dale's list? Still there will be a poll in a year or three and I'd guess he will be no better than second in that one.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Lembit would have had this many votes if you'd run the poll last week. Mark Oaten's also doing surprisingly well for such a liability. Is this a vote for the most competent and capable Lib Dem MP, or a vote for the one that's provided the best entertainment value over the past year?!

For what it's worth, I voted for Vincent Cable. I think he's extremely credible, comes across well, a genuinely nice politician, and gives the Lib Dems some much-needed strength in economic policy, which is the area where we're often perceived to be weakest by the general public. He's perhaps less flashy, and less sexy, than the others, but I really think we'd be lost without him.

achilles said...

Is it true that Lembit Opik (real name Casanova -anag.) is going to write a leaflet on how to pull celebrity birds?

ghost of john trenchard said...

nick clegg - if ever there was a threat to Cameron, or even Gordon Brown, it is he.

the guy just comes across so well on television - and lets face it, thats what wins elections nowadays , much as we wish it wasnt so.

lilith said...

David Heath...he replies to letters and turns up to parliament.

Anonymous said...

Lembit Opik for services to women

Geoff said...

Surely Michael Moore is that American bloke who makes ridiculous lefty movies?

And I refuse to accept that anyone is really called Willie Rennie.

Anonymous said...

jailhouselawyer said: "Why isn't Jeremy Thorpe mentioned?"

I don't think he is a LibDem MP currently. (The poll is about the LibDem MP of the year.)

Actually he never have been a LibDem MP, as when he was a MP, LibDems didn't exist yet. He was a leader of the Liberal Party, not LibDems.

Anonymous said...

lib dem of the year!

this smacks of consolation prizes!

I will go for Opik if he can give us a foolproof wqy of tlling the cheeky girls apart

Anonymous said...

A tough one. Mark Oaten was always going to be the winner with his rather odd hobbies, and ability to eat the same stuff as the LibDem generally say. But with a late-breaking entrant in the form of Lembit Opik and dumping his z-list celeb girlfriend for a z-list reality TV singing celeb. On balance I'd go for Oaten on the basis he blamed his rent-boy habit on his baldness. A winner!

Anonymous said...

Will the final jury be made up of rent boys and cheeky girls?

Andrew Kennedy said...

"Best LibDem" - surely an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

My vote would go to Norman Baker or, possibly, Vince Cable.

The rest of them are a complete waste of space.

i spy strangers said...

Iain - you're confusing me with someone who gives a monkey's ...

In Like Flynn said...

It has to be Lembit... it just gets better and better... the cheeky chappy!!

Anonymous said...

Susan Kramer / Evan Harris ? Surely they are Newsnight journos not MPs?

Anonymous said...

I'd say Michael Moore - the way he stood up for his principles with that speech when he accepted the Oscar for Fahrenheit 9/11 was excellent..

Anonymous said...

Lynne Featherstone - her book 'Eats, shoots and leaves' has re-introduced respect for English Grammar.

Anonymous said...

Julia Goldsworthy - for succeeding in the cut throat world of PR...

Anonymous said...

How come no Charles Kennedy... I admit 2006 not the best year for Charlie but he has got to be somewhere in a list of 20 Lib Dems.

Geoff said...

I have now voted for Vincent Cable on the basis that he is the only option named after a useful item of electrical equipment.

Mr. Optic was a close second for Services To The Visually Aware, but lost out with basic poor spelling.

Def Con One said...

Only one worth voting for is Charles Kennedy - even a bit sloshed he is better than this lot.

Maggie Thatcher Fan said...

I can't vote Iain, there is no option for "none of them "

Anonymous said...

Mark Oaten is a must for LDem MP of the year- he's caused more hilarity than any of the rest of 'em! Not only did he humiliate himself over the 'rent boy' stuff, he went and humiliated himself again on the 'daily politics' keep fit thingy! An absolutely priceless example of why not to vote Ldem!

Malcolm said...

It could only be Lembit Opik, for ditching a Weathergirl for a Cheekygirl. Naughty Mr. Opik with his crazy name and crazy girlfriend.

wrinkled weasel said...

I am shocked! Shocked that your punters are taking this poll in a light-hearted and risible spirit.

Surely, Vince Cable, for whom I voted, is Lib-Dem of the year - being the only Lib Dem not to have been smeared, or smeared anyone else or shagged a cheeky girl. Moreover he consistently gives an intelligent and erudite performance in the house.

Lembit, on the other hand, has shagged Sian, shagged a cheeky girl and backed two rather effemeral (sic) (queer today, gone tomorrow)would-be leaders.

Vince also, as "geoff" pointed out, lends itself more readily to word associations.

Wasn't Vince Cable and the Hotwires a a fifties Rock Group?

Anonymous said...

I just love entering internet polls to see if my choice turns out to be the winner.
Bit of a problem here though,don't know who they are,sorry.
mike

Jimmy said...

Why is David 'Web' Cameraon missing from the list?
Surely he has done more to promote LibDem policies this year than the LibDems.

jorgen said...

Yes, one more vote for Dave Cameraon for the same reasons as Jimmy gave.

Anonymous said...

I think Lembit had better start work on his acceptance speech now ?

Anonymous said...

Has to be Limpdick Opcit, but why no space for John Hemming?

Stephen Ogden said...

Lembit Opik

For he is a cheeky boy, he is a cheeky boy...

Anonymous said...

Wot no Tim Farron? You surely can't ignore the vegetarian chairman of the all-party hill farming group?