Monday, August 16, 2010

The Throne Was Deemed Vacant

When James II left England in the face of the Glorious Revolution, the throne was declared "vacant" as he had, "abdicated the government".

Something similar keeps happening to Lib Dem councillors in Cambridge, with their regular flow of resignations and by-elections (East Chesterton is up next).

Of course there is an honourable part to their behaviour which should be acknowledged. If I had promised people that I would serve a full term but proceeded to take leave for a third of that time, my resignation would be in the post...

1 comment:

  1. 71 council byelections have been called since the GE . 36 in Conservative seats and 13 in LibDem seats including East Chesterton . Overall Conservatives are more likely to resign before the end of their term than LibDems .