How well are the Liberal Democrats performing as part of the coalition?

This week, we are asking members of our City A.M. readers’ panel, run with PoliticsHome, how they rate Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats ahead of the party conference season.

As the Lib Dems gear up for their conference in Birmingham, starting on Saturday, we want to take the temperature of the junior coalition partner.

How has Clegg fared as leader of the party since the election? And have Chris Huhne, Vince Cable and Danny Alexander done as well as expected during their first stint in government?

We are also asking readers for their thoughts on how influential the Liberal Democrat party has been on the government’s policy. Do you think the Lib Dems hold sway in Downing Street? Has their level of influence changed since the election in May 2010?

Some commentators have suggested that the Liberal Democrats’ chance of electoral recovery depends on their ability to take some credit for an economic recovery by 2015. How likely do you think it is that the UK economy will have improved significantly by the time the election rolls around in 2015?

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