I was very pleased to welcome with other colleagues him to the new Assembly building today to hand him an enlarged version of his membership card.
I am pleased that David listened to my call for moderate conservatives to
join the Labour Party and help build a better Britain. I welcome him to the
party and look forward to hearing of his positive contribution in the
Like many political moderates I had hoped that David Cameron’s leadership
of the Conservatives would herald a changed party that reflected the concerns of
the people of our country.
But unfortunately the Conservative Party has shown itself to be incapable of change. It has pandered to the views of its right wing whenever it has faced a serious test.
In contrast, I have been really impressed by Gordon Brown’s leadership. His
strength and vision for Britain has been inspiring. We need a serious leader
for serious times, to meet the challenges of security, global warming and