What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

September 27, 2006

New poll: who would be the best Labour leader for the Lib Dems?

In less than a year’s time there will be a new leader of the Labour Party, and (for that matter) a new Prime Minister.

There will be plenty of polls asking Labour members, and the general public, who they/we think will prove most effective. This poll isn’t asking that. I want to know who you think would be the best Labour leader from a Liberal Democrat perspective.

Put bluntly, I guess: who we selfishly think would make the worst Labour leader?


Your choices are: Gordon Brown, Alan Johnson, David Miliband, John Hutton, and John Reid. (I’ve ignored John McDonnell for what I think are obvious reasons.)

You should, of course, feel free to vote tactically in order to try and convince Labour members not to elect someone you think would actually be a good leader.

Result of last poll:

Chris Huhne was your choice (just) as the Lib Dem MP who impressed most at last week’s party conference. His 40% squeaked past Nick Clegg’s 36%. Ming Campbell followed on 15%, followed by Vince Cable (5%), Julia Goldsworthy (4%) and Evan Harris (1%).

1 comment:

A.Lewin said...

My dream scenario would be a Reid premiership. I was amazed by the results of the Luntz poll that showed him to be popular because of his perceived resilience and strength whilst he has been at the home office. I believe the only new voters that Reid could possibly succeed in attracting would be disillusioned Tories who long for the heady days of Michael Howard and their obsession with cracking down on immigration. Reid has proven himself to be obscenely illiberal, dogmatically wedded to every aspect of new labour and a dour public performer. I am confident that scores of labour voters would run into our (Liberal democrat) arms if he were elected leader.

Whether the labour party is mad enough ever to consider him as candidate i sincerely doubt...

Andrew Lewin
www.currentvision.blogspot.com