Monday, 15 October 2007

Liberal Democrat leadership

Development Quality Committee tonight went on for around two and a half hours (ok, I contributed to a fair bit of that so I won't complain about the length of the meeting...) but early on I received a text to advise of Sir Menzies Campbell's resignation as federal party leader.
I am personally extremely sad at Ming's decision to stand down as leader. He's a genuine statesman of the highest calibre and I was proud to support his nomination for leader. The national media, so transfixed on a politics being a beauty contest, has been unfairly negative about an able, thoroughly decent man. The party has lost as its leader someone of great substance and experience.
As for a new leader, Janet says to put a fiver on David Laws ... you heard it here first.