Friday, March 17, 2006
Michael Howard to Step Down
I understand from friends in Folkestone that Michael Howard will announce this evening at a meeting in his constituency that he is to stand down from the House of Commons at the next election. In many ways I think this a shame, as we could do with some wise old owls on the Tory benches after the next election. After all, David Davis is the oldest member of the Shadow Cabinet at the ripe old age of 56. I expect therefore that Folkestone will become one of the first constituencies to select a new candidate from the A List.