Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Yes Ian Lucas MP is certainly a Brown Loyalist who has been rewarded with a junior ministerial job (Under Secretary) in Lord Mandelson's Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Lucas was previously a government whip who was probably part and parcel of the team of Labour whips that quelled a rebellion of Labour MP's who were intent on forcing Brown out yesterday. Prior to that Lucas was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Liam Byrne, Minister of State at the Home Office. Labour having just been pushed into second place in his constituency by the Conservatives, one wonders how his constituents will view Lucas's loyalty to a lame duck and unpopular Labour Prime Minister?
Posted by Plaid Gwersyllt at 18:07