I read the Daily Telegraph every day on my iPad; usually at lunch time when enjoying a pint in one of my locals. I was fascinated today (27-Jun-16) to learn the names of shadow cabinet members who had been fired or resigned. By now, I understand the number has risen to 30 or more but I doubt I will recognise many more names.
Hilary Benn is someone I met when I was Leader of the Council and we shared a 4X4 driven by a West Oxon DC officer who sped us through the flooded lanes of West Oxon in the floods of 2007. He struck me then as a very decent chap and a bit of a chip off his father’s block.
Charles Falconer has a long pedigree going back to Blair and Brown so his is a name I recognise.
John Healey is another Labour MP I got to know when I was Chairman of the SE Regional Assembly and he always struck me as a gentleman and a very decent guy. Beyond this short list, who are all of these other names – apparently members of the Labour Shadow Cabinet. What impact have any of them made on the public perception? How many Labour voters would know them? Not many, I suspect!