11/16/2009

Iain Dale endorsement

My wife came home from work today having been told by a number of her work colleagues that someone had written something nice about me in the Eastern Daily Press last Saturday.

Not buying a daily newspaper and usually reading the EDP at work, I don't often see the Saturday edition, so I phoned my parents and was surprised to read that Iain Dale was talking about the ongoing problems the Lib Dems and Tories are having in the Broadland constituency.

The are Lib Dems having to reselect in the wake of April Pond switching to Norwich North during the recent by-election. But the Tories too have potential problems if, as is rumoured, Keith Simpson is "kicked upstairs" to the House of Lords and Cameron tries to insert an A lister from London (as has happened in South West Norfolk), Broadland is a very interesting seat to live in.

The Lib Dems ought to be able to win this seat within two elections and if the right candidate is chosen, perhaps sooner, so it was nice to hear that the "one credible candidate the Lib Dems could choose" is, erm, well, me, or so says Iain in his EDP column.

Thanks Iain for the kind words but no thanks. Politics is a dirty business these days and the thought of spending four days a week away from my family in London is not an option I would look forward to.

Still, I really appreciate the compliment.

8 comments:

Iain Dale said...

Group hug!

I quite understand your sentiment and it is an indictment of our political system that you should feel like that.

jailhouselawyer said...

There's always the second home allowance;-)

Paul Pinfield said...

Nich, clear Iain sees the same qualities that I do.

Whilst it is understandable that you do not wish to subject your family to an MPs life, it is a shame that you will not stand. I think you would have a decent chance of success...

Irfan Ahmed said...

Nich, please don't rule yourself out. You would make a good MP so please don't rule yourself out.

If you were to become an MP you could take your family to London with you, so that shouldn't be a problem...

Anonymous said...

Forget it. Dale has just realised that he is never going to be able to show his face around here ever again and thinks that if he is nice about one of us Neanderthals we will all forget his past comments.
Big skies, long memories Iain.

Iain Dale said...

LOL. As you well know, I called the 19 people on the SW Norfolk Executive Neanderthals, not the whole of bloody Norfolk!

Ellee Seymour said...

Yes Nich, I agree, it is a great compliment for you.

Anonymous said...

Next Iain Dale will tell us that James Cagney never said "You dirty rat"

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