Laws Instrumental In Lib/Con Power Sharing Deal
By jashby1 | Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 18:18
So it looks set that a Lib/Con power sharing deal will be agreed by the end of evening as Labour admits defeat and sinks back into the shadow of opposition.
A Lib/Con deal looks very close, but how do you feel about it?
Our MP, David Laws, has been at the heart of negotiations for their entirety and most people seem to think that a position as Education Secretary awaits him when the deal is done.
For the people of Yeovil, the news of the Lib/Con union comes with a confusing mixture of pride and betrayal - pride that our MP is set for a cabinet role, and betrayal that he will be working alongside some people that carry less than liberal views...
A guardian article on the matter is available here.
For me, the notion that many people voted David Laws in order to keep the conservatives out doesn't add up - David has consistently carried the support of his constituents and is widely regarded of having performed excellently for the town - not least on education issues.
At the risk of repeating myself - we want to know how you feel about the election, the result, and moreover the way in which David Laws has handled himself throughout.
If you voted for the Lib Dems; are you happy to settle for a deal with the Tories in order to get some liberal policies through?
Are you angry at the proposed union, and has this affected the way you will vote in future?
What about Yeovil - do you think a cabinet position for Laws will shift his focus from the Westcountry as he becomes more and more involved in London?
As always - vent spleen here.