Sharon Bowles makes Bank of England governor shortlist

Sharon BowlesThe Telegraph reports today that Sharon Bowles, who is currently the  Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England has made it on to the shortlist for the next Governor of the Bank of England.

With her first hand experience of the Eurozone Crisis as Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, she is a worthy contender for the position and, she argues, her appointment would send a powerful message of change.

“Just about everything about me is different. I’m an independent. I’m not from the Bank or the City of the Financial Services Authority. I’m not someone [who was] sitting on the monetary policy committee when the bubbles were growing in the boom years and doing nothing to pop them.”

The appointment is expected to be made within the next few weeks.


* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • That pink trouser suit of hers would clash terribly with the commissionaires’ pink coats :)

  • John stevens 15th Nov '12 - 12:24pm

    Does she favour joining the euro? If she is prepared to say that she should get the job. Perhaps LDV could get a national scoop by asking her.

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