NO surprises from the Lib Dem group tonight at Camden Town Hall: they’ve chosen Councillor Matt Sanders as deputy leader. This one has been trailed by everyone with a yellow rosette around Judd Street way for at least a week. He’s the obvious candidate who commands a fanclub in the Haverstock ward as councillor who makes sure he understands the neighbourhood he represents. The natural progression is more authority within the Lib Dems and surely if they had kept control (or a share of control) of the council, a cabinet role would have fallen his way – possibly a new position planned by the Lib Dems on sustainability.
The only alternative might have been Russell Eagling, clued-up, council-savvy but happy it seems to leave it for another day.
Matt, as deputy to leader Keith Moffitt, is nevertheless as keen as the day is long. It will be interesting to see whether he has a heavyweight punch to match. The opportunity to show us is there. And who knows where doing a good job in this role will lead..?