Sadly this highlights one of my major concerns about Ming. If he is 65 this year then he will be 68 or 69 by the time the next election is called and therefore assuming he was to be re-elected as Leader in 2009/10 he would be 73/74 by the time of the following election. Even assuming he is fit and healthy I think there will be a big problem with the public perception particularly going into the second election.
The other problem with this statement is that it is difficult to know where Ming stands and what he is standing for. Is he standing with a view to still being the leader in 2013/14 or is he standing as the safe pair of hands candidate to take us through to the next election following which we may have a wider choice of more experienced candidates? I am not clear.
I have revised my list of criteria slightly as follows :
- Safety of own seat
- Appeal to electorate
- Support of MP's in Parliament
- Environmental Policy
- Policy on coalitions
- Economic/Taxation Policy
I will hopefully get to the hustings in Slough on Saturday and see how they all perform.
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