Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Yet another party leadership election

In case anyone missed it - and it seems most, even the media did - the Liberal Democrats have had a leadership election. Charles Kennedy has been returned unopposed.

When Michael Howard was the sole candidate for the Conservative leadership in 2003 there were many Labour and Liberal Democrat members who tried to proclaim this was "undemocratic" and asserting that it was wrong to have unopposed leadership elections and that there should be a "Re-Open Nominations" option to allow the leader to be rejected. Do any Liberal Democrats believe that this week?

By the way has anyone actually spotted the last Labour leadership election? The last I can recall was way back in 1996 when Tony Blair was re-elected - unopposed. Do any Labour members want to stand by their comments from 2003?

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