Wednesday, 13 May 2009

New Briefs Or New Broom For LibDems?

Hot on the heels of the news that Reading's LibDem group would reshuffle it's frontbench team they have now announced their new roles.

Cllr Kirsten Bayes will step up from deputy to group leader, while Redlands colleague Cllr Daisy Benson will take over as deputy.

Conservative councillor Richard Willis has attempted to stir up mischief by suggesting - due to the sudden turnaround in personnel - that the end of Cllr Epps 12-month tenure indicates a split in their ranks, despite expressions of continued support as he fights the Reading East parliamentary seat.

Meanwhile Jane Griffiths is cautiously impressed by the LibDems. That two women have risen to fill the top two party positions on merit clearly strikes a bigger blow for equality than her own former party has been capable of achieving locally.

Cllr Goodall says he is proud of his party and points out several reasons why the LibDems are more relevant than ever, as he hopes they will continue their current momentum.

Oranjepan asks:
Will the LibDem reshuffle mark a change in their style or a change in substance?

7 comments:

  1. Meanwhile Jane Griffiths is cautiously impressed by the LibDems. That two women have risen to fill the two top party positions on merit clearly strikes a bigger blow for equality than her own former party has been capable of achieving locally.


    Umm, isn't Jo Lovelock (RBC Labour leader) a woman?

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  2. Who cares? The LibDems are irrelevant.

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  3. ahem, Martin Salter is most definitely 'in charge' of Labour in Reading.

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  4. Poor Jo has no say in it! She is just a huffing and puffing mouthpiece for the rot which comes out of the local politburo..she has not got the brains to think it all up ummm does not say much about the size of her brain. Never mind Comrade Pete is not far..

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  5. Any Party that takes 20% of the national vote is not irrelevent. Any party that has working councillors or MP's is also not irrelevant.

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  6. Hi bugeye,
    you may not personally like what they offer but you obviously care enough to comment.

    Welcome to the debate.

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  7. I thought Bugeye's comment was closing the debate...

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