Ruth Gledhill, as reported by herself, offers this assessment in the post-Glasspool election prognostications:
"My own view is that in terms of the leadership of the Church of England, the dreams of liberals, and the oppressed minorities they speak out in support of, are almost dead."
Her larger commentary can be found here. I do not have time to unpick her commentary which I think bears careful critique. But on the observation offered above I think she is on to something, something which is likely to be proven true in ACANZP. Putting it bluntly, in a declining church participation situation in the Western world, there are fewer and fewer liberals proportionately to vote in liberal leadership, offer and support liberal candidates for ministry, and to vote for liberal measures in synods. There are exceptions, TEC being the most obvious one (though even there it is worth looking carefully at how robust the liberal groupings are, though their proportionate strength increases with every conservative who leaves).
Or, am I quite wrong?