Did Nick Harvey turn down the job of Lib Dem chief whip?

nick harvey weaponSir Nick Harvey, summarily sacked as defence minister by Nick Clegg a year ago, was offered a job in government at last week’s reshuffle — at least according to James Forsyth in the Mail on Sunday:

The Lib Dem leader had hoped Nick Harvey would be his Chief Whip. But, to Clegg’s surprise, Harvey turned down the job. ‘Clegg was gobsmacked,’ one Lib Dem tells me. The Deputy Prime Minister didn’t expect him to reject an invitation to join his inner circle. Harvey had been sounded out about taking on the job a few weeks ago but senior Lib Dem sources say he was reluctant to commit to a role that would require him to keep his opinions to himself with less than 20 months to go to the next Election. The job was then offered to – and accepted by – the wily Local Government Minister Don Foster.

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2 Comments

  • Sadie Smith 13th Oct '13 - 1:42pm

    Much prefer Nick H speaking out.
    A bit surprised anyone would have thought he would accept.

  • Helen Dudden 14th Oct '13 - 11:14am

    Don Foster agrees with everything, so that job should be easy for him to perform, just say, yes.

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