I have been overwhelmed by so many lovely messages from people I know, and from many members I have not yet met, encouraging me to stand for leader. I am touched and flattered that you look to me – and I am determined to play a key role in our party’s leadership…
When Tim resigned, my instincts told me that the best way I can serve the party at the moment is still as Deputy Leader. Over the years I’ve learned I should trust my instincts.
My reflections and conversations about a range of factors have confirmed my conviction that the right role for me now is Deputy Leader. [Full post here]
Understandable, but a huge shame.
Based on my survey of party members, it looks like Norman Lamb is now, just, the favourite to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats – if he decides to run, of course.