Duncan Hames is one to watch – Independent

Duncan Hames - Some rights reserved by Duncan HamesDuncan Hames has been picked out by the Independent as a political star of the future. John Rentoul feeds some “scientific criteria” into his machine to come up with a list of MPs to watch in the future. The criteria include performing well on TV, networking, administrative ability and ideological positioning.

Duncan comes out of the machine as the one Lib Dem pickee:

Duncan Hames, 35, who has been PPS to Nick Clegg since September. He is not going to be prime minister, but he could be deputy, after either Ed Davey or Jeremy Browne have had a go.

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* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist and councillor. As part of the Liberal Democrat Voice team he helps with photos and moderation on the site, as well as occsionally contributing articles. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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5 Comments

  • Just a small point. Won’t Duncan have to get re-elected in 2015. Does he occupy the same political ground as Clegg?

  • Christine Headley 8th Jan '13 - 1:21pm

    How sexist of him! Isn’t ‘Mrs Hames’ (I don’t share my husband’s surname either) even more watchable?

  • simon7banks 9th Jan '13 - 11:59am

    The Indie has made a somewhat eccentric choice of two possible immediate successors to Nick Clegg – no Tim Farron, for example. I wonder how feeding in “ideological positioning” worked? For the Liberal Democrats, did it equate to closeness to Nick Clegg’s position?

  • Ian Sanderson 9th Jan '13 - 4:19pm

    I’ve regarded Duncan as somebody well worth watching ever since I first encountered him, years ago. On that occasion he was busy entering data into EARS in a Watford borough election committee room .
    I’ll agree with Christine that Jo Swinson as also worth watching.

  • This is just Rentoul filling column inches, he also chose the PPSs to the other party leaders too.

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