The 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 Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings