Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Congratulations Tim, But ...

Runner Harris
As I predicted last November compromise candidate Tim Harris has replaced Andrew Cumpsty as the new leader of the Conservatives on Reading Borough Council. As one commentator put it "Poor Richard Willis passed over by a younger man!" And congratulations to Jeanette Skeats as Deputy Leader - she was certainly beaming last night!

The question of whether (or when) Harris will attempt to chicken-run to a safer Tory seat in face of a resurgent Labour Party in Church ward remains to be seen. People laughed when this was first suggested, but wait and see ... he could hang on until 2014, but he would have fewer options then and it would look more cynical or desperate.

Along with Glenn Goodall fleeing Redlands, Harris is just another prediction come true.

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