Stephen Tall


Stephen has been the editor of Liberal Democrat Voice - the #1 independent website for the Lib Dems - since 2007. He combines this with his professional life as director of development for the Bodleian and University Libraries in Oxford.

He is a graduate of Mansfield College, University of Oxford, where he received an MA in Modern History in 1998, writing his thesis on the Labour party and Scottish devolution in the 1960-70s. He is a Fellow of the RSA.

He joined the Liberal Democrats in 1999, and was elected to Oxford City Council the following year. He was re-elected twice, retiring from the council after eight years, in 2008, having served as Deputy Lord Mayor and the city's executive councillor for finance.

He has worked as a development professional within the University of Oxford since 1998. During this time, he has managed teams which have helped raise approaching £50 million.

In 2005, he began blogging, and was awarded the inaugural Lib Dem 'Blogger of the Year' prize in 2006 for his blog A Liberal Goes A Long Way. In the same year, he was shortlisted for the New Statesman's New Media Awards in the Elected Representative category.

In 2007, he was asked to take over as editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, a role he has held ever since, helping - alongside a small group of contributing editors - to establish the site as not only the leading independent website for the party, but also as one of the top five blogs in the UK, with a readership in excess of 30,000 unique visitors every month.

He appears frequently in the media - in print, online and in person, and regularly speak at conferences and seminars on British politics and the impact of new media.

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This blog from the editor of Lib Dem Voice is full to the brim with links, interaction and detailed, well-written posts.

Its fairly lengthy posts are updated with an alarming regularity leaving us to wonder when it is Stephen finds time to do anything else.

It's a little Lib Dem centric but don't let that put you off, the content is well-researched and full of interesting titbits from the world of politics.

Easy to use and with a clean, nice look this - as perhaps is to be expected from the editor of Lib Dem Voice - is one of the top political blogs going.

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