Monday, 31 October 2016

Sarah Olney selected to stand for LDs against Zac Goldsmith

The emergency selection committee, meeting as a result of the declaration of a by-election in Richmond Park, has restored my faith in internal Liberal Democrat politics by confirming their previous local choice to fight the seat. This is the second winnable seat on the run where a young woman has been chosen as a candidate.

Her c.v. outlined here points up her political inexperience. Old hacks might see this as a drawback, but it is surely a positive selling point that Sarah, as a young working mother, is the sort of person who is seriously under-represented in parliament.

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