Monday, 1 September 2008

The price of democracy

September is here, the silly season is over and most politicians - and political journalists - are back at work.

Well, something like that. The end of August shouldn't deter journalists from leadership speculation, with major contests brewing in Washington, Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

The leader of the latter, Mike German, will stand down on October 11 when the campaign to succeed him will officially get under way. (October 11 is also the day one of Wales's star hacks gets married - the lengths some people go to to avoid a Lib Dem conference!).

The Lib Dems still have to decide some of the rules for the leadership contest and it's likely Mr German will stay in post until the new leader takes over in late November or early December.

One of the rules concerns how much candidates can spend on their campaign. The current limit is a modest £250. Don't spend it all at once, guys......

2 comments:

Lenin Cymru said...

Are you getting married Mr David Cornock? If so, congratulations. Are you also backing Eleanor Burnham's leadership bid? I'm running her campaign on the Welsh Ramblings blog in the absence of any support amongst her own party members.

David Cornock said...

Er, not me Lenin Cymru - bigamy still a crime, I believe. I'll stay tuned to Welsh Ramblings to follow Eleanor's campaign there.....