Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Future is Cameron

I've cast my vote for David Cameron in the leadership election for the new leader of the Conservative Party.

I have really enjoyed the leadership campaign, from the beauty parade at conference through to the last few days. It has been like a political version of Big Brother. The involvement of all the members has meant that it has been a public debate and we've had a chance to get to know all the candidates.

Cameron has got better by the day. He was excellent at the SE Hustings in Frimley last week and came across really well on radio 4 the other day. He is talking about the sorts of issues that concern people, especially younger people who can't stand Blair and are looking for an in touch and effective opposition. He has talked a lot about the environment and climate change and also action on poverty in the third world.

I think he is going to make an excellent leader and the next few years are going to be really exciting.

I hope he uses all the talents on the Conservative benches when forming a Shadow Cabinet. It would fatastic to have William Hague back and hopefully Clarke will agree to serve in a senior role.

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