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Sir Ming Campbell elected

March 2, 2006 3:49 PM
Sir Ming Campbell

Sir Ming Campbell

After an election campaign which highlighted how united the Liberal Democrats are on the main policy themes - Ming Campbell has been elected leader. The contest was been three excellent candidates. Although I backed Chris Huhne to win, as Eastleigh Local Party chair I did meet Ming Campbell at last year's Eastleigh Liberal Democrat annual dinner and I found him to be a very good speaker able to clearly put Liberal Democrat views across and he will make a good leader.

Ming Campbell is one of the most respected figures in British politics.

  • As athlete, he competed in the Olympics, captained the UK athletics team, and held the British 100 metres record.
  • As Lawyer, he has been one of the leading figures at the Scottish Bar.
  • As Shadow Foreign Secretary, he has been a formidable critic of the war in Iraq.

His authority and statesmanship are admired by every one of his parliamentary colleagues, and he is now in a very good position to lead a very talented parliamentary team.