|General Election 2010: Eddisbury |
|Liberal Democrat||Bob Thompson||10,217||22.5||+4.5|
|General Election 2010: Delyn|
|Liberal Democrat||Bill Brereton||5,747||15.5||−2.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Peter Ryder||1,844||5.0||−2.4|
“I have a strong track record of representing my constituents in Wales and I would like to use that experience for the benefit of residents in Eddisbury.“I have been overwhelmed by the messages of support from my constituents and I am very proud to have represented them over the last four years.“I am taking nothing for granted and clearly both Eddisbury Conservatives and the Eddisbury voters will want to vote for the person that will best represent them.“I would want to ensure a proper handover to my successor and clearly, if elected, I will be standing down as an Assembly Member – but I would like to make sure that there is a seamless transition for my casework and my staff.“My successor may well need to make arrangements of their own, so I will be consulting with the Welsh Conservatives about the best way to ensure an appropriate handover.”
"Antoinette has been an exceptional Assembly Member and I would like to wish her every success in her campaign as a prospective parliamentary candidate.
"With her committed approach to representing constituents and her wide experience of devolution, I know Antoinette will make a first class MP for the people of Eddisbury.”
“I don’t see it at all as looking at this place as a staging post [for the Commons,]” said he said.“It’s just a sign that the team that I am privileged to lead have talents that are recognised by the party more widely.“What will be a huge benefit to Welsh devolution and in particular the Welsh Conservatives will be to have three extra MPs in Westminster who have an unique understanding of devolution because they have served as Assembly Members.“I look forward to campaigning with my colleagues over the next six to eight weeks to make sure they do get elected... I’m sure they will make great MPs.” “I don’t see it as a promotion at all. There’s traffic moving both ways all the time, such is politics.”
Well it looks one way to me
But voters are entitled to ask . How committed are Tory AM to nor only the Assembly but to Devolution?
We should also ask about the nature of the Additional List system/ The idea that after May North Wales could be represented by people who were third or fourth on the Tory list im 2011 or if they declined (maybe they are also Westminster Candidates for English seats) by someone who wasn't even on the list.
At the next Assembly election every Tory standing in the Assembly election will have to answer the Question
Do you really;y want to be a part of the Welsh Legislature or do your ambitions lie elsewhere?.