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Leadership Election

It is quite clear that I will not be a candidate in the Leadership Election. I will, however, not decide for now who I will support and I will announce that in the future when I have discussed matters with the other candidates and colleagues in Birmingham.

Comments

Bernard Salmon said…
I think it's disappointing that your fellow MPs aren't willing to nominate you to stand, even if they're not prepared to vote for you, as I've said in a posting over at http://thesoundofgunfire.blogspot.com
Paul Walter said…
John, This is very disappointing. I admire your courage in saying that you wanted to stand. I think that the leadership contest needs someone like you to act as the "grit" in the oyster.
I'm sure you'll get another chance in the not too distant future...
Mountjoy said…
That's a pity, as you would make a great leader.
Bob Piper said…
Absolutely, Mountjoy, that is why so many of us not in the Party have pledged our support for John.

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