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Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice
Comment: The Lib Dems must weather these mid-term blues

A year ago, May 5th 2011, was the grimmest of days for the Liberal Democrats. The party lost some 700 councillors, and, more cruelly still, a once-in-a-generation chance of electoral reform at Westminster with the rejection of the AV referendum. The question hovering over Thursday’s set of elections is: is 2011 as bad as it gets for the party?