Ming: a woman will stand for leader when I go

An interesting comment from Ming Campbell, as reported in The Guardian:

“When the moment comes, it won’t just be Huhne and Clegg, there will be others, including at least one woman. There’s some very bright cookies around.”

Any similarity between that statement and this article in The Scotsman is surely coincidental:

‘Revealed: Lib Dem version of Margaret Thatcher, 29′.

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18 Comments

  • Julia to be ‘leader after next’, but don’t tell the activists, it’d upset them.

    Hmm, I’m looking for an objection to the idea m’self. Nope, not seeing one.

    But not as a replacement for Ming, a first time MP fine, but a first time MP younger than me? Actually, that could work.

    I still want Lynne to run.

  • This seems a perfectly obvious statement for Ming to make. We have talented femal MP’s. Seems to be a bit too revolutionary for some though…
    Next there’ll be suggestions that one day we could even see a BME MP even going for Leader!

  • Laurence (at 5), you are naughty, but I did giggle.

  • Hywel Morgan 20th Sep '07 - 1:21pm

    Didn’t Maggie only become leader because she challenged a sitting male leader who was perceived as a failure when everyone else thought it better to wait though :-)

  • Yes, Thatcher wasn’t exactly nurtured by the Conservative Party. She was nominated against Heath by the hard right of the party because none of the obvious candidates had a chance, all of them being barking, and she was a marginal enough figure not to have made enemies within the faction. (They might also have thought that they could control her if she won. Ha ha ha.) And allegedly Airey Neave fixed the election so that she beat Heath.

  • The Tories in Cornwall appear to be panicking about the chances of Julia becoming Leader. On Conservative Home leader page they are frantic about the headlines this will create in the Cornish papers, especially just before a possible Election.
    Julia seems to be very popular on her home patch, and her friend,the newcomer Teverson seems to be getting there on the Truro/Falmouth scene.

  • dreamingspire 21st Sep '07 - 9:09am

    Lynne to stand. She has the ability, the commitment, the common touch, and the work rate.

  • Hywel Morgan 21st Sep '07 - 9:28am

    “the newcomer Teverson”

    Hardly a newcomer – she fought Falmouth and Camborne in 92 and 97.

  • welsh and proud to be a liberal 21st Sep '07 - 9:32am

    It will be good for the cornish liberal democrats in the run up for an early general election because the Cornish Media, especially the weekly papers will indulge in a feeding frenzy, which is great publicity.
    If and it is an If, Julia stands against two men she has a good chance in being a woman.
    I bet the cornish conservatives are anxious with the publicity.

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