Monday, October 08, 2007

Lib Dem leadership battles

Discussion about the Lib Dem leadership in Wales has gone a bit quiet of late. I hope that fellow blogger, Peter Black hasn't forgotten his unswerving determination to ensure that there should be a contest to decide who should lead them in the National Assembly. I believe this coming weekend is deadline time for nominations. Its time it became an issue for public debate.

In particular, I think we should be told if Mike German has decided to stand down as leader. If he has, I expect to see Jenny Randerson's hat in the ring. She would win. But what if Mike intends to soldier on. The only other name I've heard openly campaigning for the job is the ever-colourful Eleanor Burnham. Is Peter going to back Eleanor, or is he going to stand himself, or is he going to back Kirsty Williams who might be thinking of emerging from the shelter of the barricade behind which she's been seeking refuge since she shafted the Rainbow Coalition last June. Now that Gordon has finally stopped dithering, UK speculation is turning to how long Ming will last. It will be a great loss to Wales if Lib dem leadership battles are going to be confined to the Palace of Westminster. Time for a post on this issue Peter.


Aberavon & Neath Liberal Democrats said...

I don't think it's betraying any confidences to say that Peter confirmed to us recently that he is still determined that there will be a contest for the Welsh Liberal Democrat leadership.

The Western Mail reports that Mike German is to announce his personal decision on Sunday.

Glyn Davies said...

Excellent news. Its time we had a leadership contest in Wales to liven things up a bit.

Anonymous said...

charles kennedy and peter black befort christmas.