What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

May 13, 2006

Your choice of most impressive new Lib Dem MP...

The poll has closed, and your votes been counted... the result is that Lynne Featherstone has pipped Chris Huhne to the post as the most impressive Lib Dem MP from the 2005 intake, 23% to 21%, with Nick Clegg (on 15%) just a few votes behind.

Julia Goldsworthy, Jo Swinson and Jenny Willott - three of the youngest MPs in the Commons - followed on 12%, 10% and 6% respectively. Jeremy Browne and David Howarth, on 4% each, finished joint 7th; with John Hemming and Susan Kramer trailing on this occasion with just 3% of the vote.

Congratulations to Lynne, whose sparky, no-nonsense style has earned her much kudos in the last year; to Chris for his formidable achievement in coming second in the Lib Dems' recent leadership contest; and to Nick for cooly getting on with his job in spite of the constant leader-in-waiting speculation.

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