Sunday 17 May 2015

Thought for the day

As newly elected MPs gathered this week at Westminster, I was reminded of Shona McIsaac, who served as the Labour member for Cleethorpes between 1997 and 2010. This is her in 1998, offering an honest recognition of her place in the bigger picture:
I was voted in because I was a Labour candidate. Few people, if any, voted for me as a person. I have a sneaking suspicion that my husband voted for me because I was me, and I voted for me because I was me. But if I had not been the Labour Party candidate, I would not have voted for me either.
Humility is a much underrated political virtue.

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