Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Vince Cable elected Deputy Leader

Vince Cable has been elected as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, reports ePolitix.com.

Ballot Results

Round One
Matthew Taylor - 25
Dr Vince Cable - 21
David Heath - 17

Round Two
Dr Vince Cable - 31
Matthew Taylor - 29

So it's Ming Campbell and Vince Cable. Hmm. Not the most varied of tickets, is it?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was already clear that the combination wouldn't be very representative since the nomination closed without a single female candidate standing. :-(

But at least Vince Cable is bright and a great performer.:-)

Anonymous said...

typical all male show westminster through and through

Peter Black said...

Mmm, three of David Heath's votes did not transfer. That is quite interesting to say the least.

Paul Linford said...

They've made a complete balls of it if you ask me Jonathan. It's about as balanced as Geoff Boycott's wonky grin. It should either have been a woman (preferably Kramer) or one of these bright young things we keep hearing so much about. How is the party supposed to convince the rest of world that they have all the brightest young talent in British politics with those two in charge? As I said, a complete balls.

James said...

Not especially balanced maybe, but at least a combination that will be taken seriously by the electorate. Do parties exist to satisfy the demands of current political dogma and party machinations, or do they try to make a pitch for the trust and views of ordinary people?

Andy said...

On the plus side, comparing Ming and Vince with Cameron and Osborne (and Miliband if relevant) will let us talk about "men against boys" and "don't send a boy to do a grown-up's job".

The minus side of that approach is too obvious to need spelling out...

Valerie said...

Why does someone's sex have to be the most important thing about them? (which, as soon as people start talking about 'female candidates,' it is). Vince is superb and I'm happy.

cymrumark said...

Excellent result...the march of the Right continues apace good to see Lib dems electing a ldeputy leader who recently opposed further increases in the minimum wage....

Mark said...

While the message may be well crafted and explained with authority, I fear neither leader nor deputy will actually inspire undecided voters to visit the polling station. I hope I'm proved wrong.