Readers may be interested in Clare Short’s election address as the Labour Party candidate for Birmingham Ladywood in 2005. (Hat-tip to Barry’s Beef.)
Obviously, the world has changed so dramatically over the last sixteen months that the above reasons to vote Labour are no longer valid.
Short has managed to vote in barely over half of Commons divisions since then, one of the worst attendance records for a backbench Labour MP. No doubt her workrate will decline further now she is stepping down to spend more time with her
ego campaign for a hung parliament.