Sunday, July 01, 2007

Kirsty McNeill re-selected in Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Well done to Kirsty McNeill, re-selected to take on Simon Hughes in Bermondsey and Old Southwark. Kirsty managed to cut the Lib Dem majority last time even though they were riding high in the polls nationally (before it all started to go so very badly wrong for them), and in 2006 she was elected as a local councillor, defeating a Lib Dem incumbent. It's a seat which the Lib Dems only hold because of Simon Hughes' personal vote, and is likely to be very close next time even if he stands again.

It goes without saying that Kirsty is a formidable campaigner and would make an excellent MP, and those of you down in London should definitely find time to go and help out in the campaign ahead :)