The race to replace my old boss, Don Foster MP, has finally formally got going.
The Bath Chronicle reported that the short-listed candidates to stand on the Lib Dem ticket for Bath in 2015 are:
- Chris Lucas
- Steve Bradley
- Manda Rigby (Lib Dem, Abbey)
- Andy Furse (Lib Dem, Kingsmead)
- Martin Turner
- Wera Hobhouse
I have written before about how big a pair of shoes they have to fill with the departing of Don Foster. But on initial reflection there are some extremely competent candidates on the shortlist to stand in what might be one of the few truly safe Lib Dem seats.
I wish all the candidates the best of luck. I would also love to hear who you want to see as the next MP for Bath and why…let me know in the comments below.
One response to “The race to replace Don Foster as MP for Bath”
I’d like the next MP to be me! We picked up around 20% of the vote in the Euro’s in Bath. That’s pretty good, and I would question whether it is a “truly safe Lib Dem seat” any more. Lib Dem support has collapsed more than anyone predicted and those voters aren’t going to go with the Tories or UKIP.
As for why I want to see myself as the next MP… well, I will represent the people of Bath and their interests. That hasn’t happened for some time. Our membership in the South West has increased by 25% in the first five months of 2014 and is accelerating. It will be an interesting election.