Thursday, July 12, 2007
Ming Wants Parliamentary Researchers as MPs
James Graham informs us on LibDem Voice that Ming Campbell held a reception this week for female LibDem parliamentary researchers. The aim was to persuade them all to get on the LibDem approved candidates list and stand for Parliament. The LibDems have an even worse problem than the Conservatives in getting women selected and then elected, so Ming's initiative should not be too surprising. However, instead of urging them to get on the candidates list in their early twenties, shouldn't he be encouraging them to go out and get some experience of the outside world before going into Parliament? Don't we have too many political apparatchiks in Parliament already? They can't all be as good as the excellent Jo Swinson.