Saturday, May 31, 2008

Humouring Mark Oaten to hang on in Winchester?

Mike Smithson has an interesting piece on Political Betting today wondering aloud whether Winchester could be our Waterloo. His advice to Nick Clegg is to give Mark Oaten whatever he wants to stay until the next election.


Jim said...

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Oaten ends up defecting to the Tories.

Anonymous said...

Mark Oaten has now answered.

Linda Jack said...

Well he hasn't really answered as we are still no nearer knowing if he will leave early or not. I am not sure what his gripe is with Lib Dem bloggers? But his decision has to have bern of interest to the party. A by election would be tough but I believe in Martin Tod we have a brilliant candidate and without the anti Labour swing don't think it would be a problem.....I guess it will all be a lot clearer after Henley.