Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Twigg for West Derby
The shortlist for West Derby is out and I am delighted that Stephen Twigg is on it. Indeed I hear that Stephen has the backing of several of the branches and a few of the various affiliates.
I used to live in the West Derby constituency (early 1980s) and still have family in the area. Bob Wareing is a decent enough man but he lost the trigger ballot and at 76 and after 24 years in the Commons I think (and I know many in the CLP think) that it is time for a change.
Stephen Twigg is a thoughtful, hardworking and gifted politician. He is bright, able and had a very good track record as a Minister - he would be an asset to the PLP. I have no doubt that others on the shortlist are also very able but if I were still in the CLP I would be voting for Twigg.
Posted by Mike Ion