Saturday, 30 January 2010

Don Touhig going?

Just picked this up from Iain Dale's blog (Quitters not fighters), Don Touhig retiring, news to me, anyone else heard it? So who is up for this safe Labour seat?
UPDATE - More on Touhig's departure here

7 comments:

JH Jones said...

Don Toughig was the most vocal MP in keeping expenses secret from the public. Good riddance!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Betsan reckons there is one more to go with Kim and Don...Paul Murphy perhaps. Now that would be good for the future of devolution in Wales.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/betsanpowys/2010/01/one_two.html

Anonymous said...

They're leaving these announcements late to bypass the local selection procedure. It means the party centrally can parachute in a favoured candidate... no doubt Touhig will be rewarded with a peerage.

alanindyfed said...

Does this denote the end of the Mesozoic Age of politics, when dinosaurs ruled the world?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Alan,

Probably! if Murphy goes as well you could say its the start of a new age except that Hain is still there!

alanindyfed said...

Hopefully, after the election in May Hain will be History.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Don't suppose Neath Port Talbot Council's announcement of big job losses will do much for Mr Hain's chances will it!