Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Julia Goldsworthy will not be standing

One or two political blogs have got themselves excited about the possibility of Falmouth and Camborne MP Julia Goldsworthy standing for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats. No doubt a youthful female MP with a good media presence would have added extra interest to the proceedings but she has already ruled herself out of this contest.

Outgoing leader Sir Ming Campbell has cited the constant media attention toward him particularly focusing on his age as the reason for his resignation. Whatever one thinks about Ming I have to say I sympathise with him. Unfortunately in this day and age there is far too much emphasis on not appearing to be too old, wrong one may think but this is the new reality.

The media can be very poor at times just harping about one or two things to the exclusion of many others. We deserve better.

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