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So, how did Michael Crick do?

20 November 2010 , ,

Exhibit A:

“I hear from a well-placed source that the list of peers, with about 55 names from across the party spectrum, will be published on Wednesday 1 December.”

The list was published on Friday 19 November with 54 names from across the party spectrum, so not bad at all.

Exhibit B:

“A normally astute and well-informed Lib Dem observer reckons the following people are in line to be among the expected 15 new Liberal Democrat peers:

* Brian Paddick (2008 London Mayoral candidate and former senior Metropolitan Police officer)
* Sal Brinton (Parliamentary candidate in Watford in 2005 and 2010)
* Dee Doocey (member of the London Assembly since 2004 but standing down in 2012)
* Judith Jolly (West Country party stalwart)
* Susan Kramer (ex-MP for Richmond Park)
* Jonathan Marks (legal expert)
* Monroe Palmer (chair of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel)
* Julie Smith (Cambridge academic and chair of Liberal International British Group)
* Ben Stoneham (No.2 at Cowley Street, Clegg’s operations director before the election)
* Neil Sherlock (speech writer to successive Lib Dem leaders – Kennedy, Campbell and Clegg, also a big donor to Clegg’s office, and husband of recently ennobled Kate Parminter)
* Ian Wright (big donor to Clegg’s office).”

There were indeed 15, but of Crick’s list only 7 were appointed yesterday. Not quite so good Michael…

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Ed Joyce
Ed Joyce

The new list of peers is out http://www.libdemvoice.org/15-new-liberal-democrat-peers-appointed-22130.html There doesn't seem to be much connection to the interim peers list http://www.compulink.co.uk/~rosenstiel/ldelections/10peers.htm In particular there doesn't seem to be a Lord Pack even though Mark was second. Is there some reason for this - ie has Mark changed his mind ? I would be keen to find out why Mark has been overlooked. Ed Joyce

Mark Pack
Mark Pack

Nice of you to ask Ed :-) Though it's worth bearing in mind this year's election was to add to the panel (so the people elected in the previous two rounds of elections are also on it), plus given the lead time on appointments the recent set of peers will have been sorted out before our elections concluded.

C-