Leadership Platform 7: Join Matthew Taylor and John Leech on Chris Huhne’s campaign team

There are just days to go, but there’s time for members to get ballot papers back with a first-class stamp on it! We need the help of Chris’s supporters to call members and get crucial votes returned for him by Saturday.

I’m delighted that two more MPs have chosen to declare their support for Chris Huhne as Liberal Democrat leader today. Matthew Taylor, former Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Chairman, and Campaign Chairman for Charles Kennedy’s Leadership campaign in 1999, has announced his backing. So too has Manchester Withington MP John Leech, our Shadow Transport minister.

Chris was part of Matthew Taylor’s economy team in the Commons when Matthew took on Gordon Brown as Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor during the 2001 General Election. He says “Chris Huhne has the expertise to take on Gordon Brown on the economy and win – a crucial factor given the present problems with the British economy.”

You can read more about Matthew’s endorsement here. Chris has also been busy taking the fight to Labour and George Bush in recent days. Over at his website, please do take a look at his criticism of the Northern Rock crisis, Labour’s plans for children, and George Bush’s toxic record on the environment. I’m sure you’ll have seen Chris making the headlines on these and other issues in the last few weeks.

Can you join Matthew and John on Chris’s campaign team? If you are supporting Chris and have a little time spare in the new few days then it could make all the difference. Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you will make just 5 phone calls to encourage undecided members to post their ballot paper back for Chris. We need to find every unreturned ballot paper in the next 3 days; with your help Chris Huhne will be our next leader.

Many thanks,

Anna Werrin
Campaign Manager
Chris Huhne Leadership Campaign

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  • James Graham 12th Dec '07 - 11:44am

    John Leech for Chris?! Oh, Chris Huhne. I thought you meant Chris Paul. 🙂

  • I’m sure Chris Paul will be here shortly, banging his favourite drum on John Leech, and scratching his favourite record even more! :/

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