Does Don Foster like his new government job?

The current edition of The House magazine features our very own Don Foster in full colour on its front page. There’s an interesting article on the legend that is “The Don”, but this little passage, about his job in government, caught my eye:

“One of the fantastic things I did for the first two-and-a-half years of this Government was to represent the Liberal Democrats at film premieres, at football matches, at rugby matches, at plays, at the BAFTA awards, and so on. It was hardly a big sacrifice to lose out first time round. I loved representing the Liberal Democrats in that way. Somebody had to do it. I was prepared to step up to the plate”, he replies, breaking into a mischievous smile. And now?

“All of those opportunities suddenly have passed me by, and I’m now invited to conferences in relation to building regulations. Readers can make their own decisions to whether I totally miss what I did before or not….”

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is a councillor and one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

4 Comments

  • Paul McKeown 12th Nov '12 - 5:52pm

    Great interview. Good luck with the ukelele!

  • Helen Dudden 12th Nov '12 - 9:37pm

    Don I hope this is for new homes in the city, these meetings. On the television this evening there was a programme on the subject of disability, and the lack of housing in the private sector that can be used.

    There are many situations that are not welcoming.

    We have over 12,000 now on the waiting list, and rising.

  • Don Foster MP 19th Nov '12 - 6:39pm

    Jean, I am the first to admit – and have said so publicly many times – Andrew did a fantastic job. And he’s continuing to do so, not least in helping and advising me. It’s a great privilege being a Minister and driving forward some of the issues that really matter to me (not least the localism agenda). I am already working closely with colleagues in local government and they – as no doubt will readers of LibDem Voice – will keep me on the straight and narrow.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarTim Hill 16th Oct - 10:23pm
    The Ashfield Independents are not independents. They are a rag bag of assorted political rejects led by the ex-LD Zarodny who couldn't face the music...
  • User AvatarTim Hill 16th Oct - 10:22pm
    Paul Barker. It's a gain. The seat was held by the Tories. It's now held by us. It's a gain.
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 16th Oct - 10:10pm
    Thoughtful as ever, George, thank you for joining in. People do want to find support and comradeship in their local parties, I suppose, and if...
  • User AvatarTim Hill 16th Oct - 10:01pm
    Top speech Mathew. Couldn't agree more. Ignore the faint hearted and the nay-sayers.
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 16th Oct - 9:49pm
    Not a tendency I am prone to, however. One attempts to be realistic, to continue to contribute a little to our excellent cause, and generally...
  • User Avatarfrankie 16th Oct - 9:45pm
    Mathew, A major part of the leave vote was indeed the left behind, but as has been pointed out a greater share came from the...