Thursday, 12 June 2008

David Davis resigns - but Lib Dems won't fight the by-election

David Davis has resigned as an MP to fight a by-election on the principle of 42 days detention. In his statement outside Parliament he invoked the Magna Carta saying that the Government was gradually withdrawing our freedoms.

Nick Clegg has announced that the Lib Dems won't be contesting the seat and the Guardian says that Davis will be fighting as an independent in the contest.

1 comment:

apatheticinthecity said...

The Liberal Democrat Executive and the Yorkshire LDs will have something to say about that... Clegg could lose his job and they will run.

Hopefully Labour will have sense not too - and Davis will run as Conservative not independent.