Torbay MP Adrian Sanders has told the Sunday Times that Lib Dem leaders Nick Clegg needed to stop “just bumbling along worrying about the future” and to take action to rebuild support in the party.
The pressure on the Lib Dem leader and deputy prime minister is mounting inside the party. Some see the Lib Dems in government as either a toothless partner supporting an incompetent and damaging ideological regime, or as trying to outdo the Tories in their posturing.
At the moment the future looks bleak for the Lib Dems, who have been suffering in polls.
In 2011 Adrian called for the Lib Dems to reaffirm their Liberal values in government.
More disquiet at the Lib Dem leadership was aired by Andrew Bridgwater, vice-chairman of Devon and Cornwall regional party and chairman of the Liberal Democrat education association, who called on Nick Clegg to stand down as leader in place of Vince Cable.
He told the Independent on Sunday: “The sooner Nick resigns and creates a vacancy for Vince, the better.
“To put it bluntly, I would encourage Vince Cable to stand for the leadership to take us into the next election.”