Wednesday, October 31, 2007

David Hemmings to stand for Lib Dem leadership

From the East Anglian Daily Times:
Now that David Laws, acting leader Vince Cable, and Julia Goldsworthy have all decided not to stand, and it would be highly surprising if Charles Kennedy attempted a comeback, the only other MP who may mount a challenge is backbencher David Hemmings.
Unfortunately, Hemmings died in 2003, which may prove something of a handicap. Still, he was the coolest actor in Britain for a while in the 1960s, as well as being the original Miles in Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw as a boy.

I suspect they were thinking of John Hemming, the Lib Dem MP for Birmingham Yardley. But, as I revealed three years ago, David Hemmings was a Liberal supporter.

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