Many regular readers have taken part in the poll I have been running over the weekend about whether David Heath, the Lib Dem MP for Somerton and Frome, should keep his job in the Lib Dem shadow cabinet after voting against the party line on the EU referendum issue.
David Heath has, like many other Lib Dems, made it clear that he feels the EU reform treaty is so similar to the EU constitution that the Lib Dems promised a referendum on that he must support calls for a referendum. I agree personally with David 100% on this issue.
So I am delighted to see that with all the votes in, more than 81% of you agree with me that David Heath should keep his job.
This certainly puts the pressure on Nick Clegg, but asks the wider question of why the Lib Dems have always got to side with the government of the day on these issues with the EU. Remember back in 1993 when the Lib Dems did it with thr Tories on the Maastricht treaty ?
Come on Nick Clegg, let David Heath keep his place on the Lib Dem front bench and let all Lib Dem MPs have a free vote on this issue.