Nick Clegg's response was “I am delighted to have Simon’s support. His devotion to the party over many years and commitment to diversity are immeasurable. He has made an excellent party president and has reinforced why he is held in high esteem by members, activists and colleagues.”
I couldn't agree more with either candidate. I have banged on enough over the years about the woeful lack of diversity in our party - frankly if we want to represent then we have to be representative - it's not rocket science!
I was amused by the comment James Graham left on one of my earlier tomes something about "soggy socialists"...................OK, he wasn't referring to me but to Simon Hughes, but given that I regard Simon and his politics with the kind of reverence reserved only for the upper echelons of the saints............I feel labelled by association! I have been called many things in my life.....but strangely enough.......never soggy.