Thursday, May 17, 2007

Phil Willis to stand down at next election

Apparently the Lib Dem MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Phil Willis, has announced he is standing down as an MP at the next election. In his resignation letter he said,
"After 19 years as Councillor, Leader of the Council and Member of Parliament I have made the decision that I will not be seeking re-election at the next General Election. It has always been my aim to bow out of front line politics at the top and when I am doing the job as I want to do it."
An interesting definition of what the "top" of front line politics is there methinks. Ming Campbell to step down next?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's chair of a Commons select committee (Science and Technology), one of the Lib Dems two (Alan Beith is the other one).

The Commons is weakened by many things, not least the careeritis of many backbenchers yearning for a Government job. So you might do us a favour by not pandering to the notion that political succes is measured solely by access to a red box and a Government driver.