Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Eluned Morgan MEP: Open parachute

The plane is flying over from Brussels and the cargo door is clearly open. Everything depends on how good the pilot's skills are, and the need to take into account his vision. The parachute is also visible and open. It's all down to how safely she can land in either Cardiff West or Pontypridd.

Born in 1967, she was educated at Atlantic College and the University of Hull. Eluned formerly worked as a researcher for S4C, and the BBC, and in 1990 worked as a Stagiaire in the European Parliament. She was the youngest MEP when she took up her seat in 1994 as the Labour member for Mid & West Wales and was subsequently re-elected in 1999 and 2004 as MEP for Wales.
Update:

In her letter to the Labour party on standing down to spend time with her family, Ms Morgan correctly refers to the party in saying "The Labour Party is my family" and remembered to thank the unions, "I would also like to thank the trade unions with whom I have cooperated with over the years to ensure that the voice of the worker has been heard in the corridors of Brussels where more has been done to further social rights than anywhere else."

In the bag, just not in time to take the leadership as well... unless....

Just saying!

24 comments:

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 15:28  

I've heard she's long been lined up for Cardiff West, but with that seat looking a little less safe than once upon a time a soft landing in Ponty Park may be the order of the day.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 15:45  

I think closing comments on the other thread just because I had made a valid point about your Tory credentials is very childish Miss Tory Staff!

Miss Wagstaff 14 October 2008 at 15:56  

No valid point was made other than points of coincidence, and the fact that I'm unable to blog on every subject under the sun. I welcome anonymous comments, but thought the argument between 'Suze' and yourself is pointless and was going nowhere.

Both 'Suze' and yourself have made your point, and I don't wish for any comments section on any post to be greatly taken up with comments that are not relevant to the post.

I'll let you off with the above comment due to my undoubted kindness, and this being my first warning :)

Morgan Hen (Morgan the Old) 14 October 2008 at 16:11  

Cardiff West? That would mean Kevin Brennan getting the order of the boot!

Eluned's dad was Leader of South Glamorgan CC for many years. He resigned from the Labour Party over Iraq some years ago.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 16:12  

http://aberavonneathlibdems.blogspot.com/2008/10/npt-council-leader-bound-for-europe.html

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 16:18  

I think Senedd Whip is talking about the Assembly Morgan Hen.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 16:26  

It's well known within Transport House that Eluned is lined up for Cardiff West. Rhodri is planning on retiring from active politics around the same time as his wife, although there will be a slight delay on his part.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 16:36  

"It's well known within Transport House that Eluned is lined up for Cardiff West. Rhodri is planning on retiring from active politics around the same time as his wife, although there will be a slight delay on his part."

We have to hope that he's not going to just sit on his backside in Ty Hywel or his constituency, sorry I mean home rather than working.

Dai Phillips 14 October 2008 at 16:42  

Pontypridd is a safer bet. She may be disliked for a while by the local party after being parachuted in but the electorate will vote for anything in red.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 16:57  

Eluned Morgan is not going to be thankful for thank photo if she decides to stand for a Welsh parliamentary seat instead of the Welsh Assembly.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 17:10  

Eluned for Davidson. One average Labour Member up themselves for another.

Geraint 14 October 2008 at 18:07  

1) Davidson steps down.

2) Davidson appointed as head of a prominent Welsh organisation.

3) Davidson nominated for a peerage by Rhodri Morgan.

4) Welsh Labour happy as Larry.

Glynne 14 October 2008 at 18:12  

Although not official our First Minister will be allowed to nominate people for honours via the current UK system when he steps down. Not many people know this and it may get tricky if the opposition are in power in Westminster. If they are, then it will be via the Labour party leader.

Morgan Hen (Morgan the Old) 14 October 2008 at 18:19  

I sit corrected! She may prefer a parliamentary seat though! So I heard!

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 18:48  

Morgan Hen - most people would!!!

the dossier 14 October 2008 at 18:50  

It must have been Wagstaff that provided the tory party with that photo of Rhodri and Timmy Mallett.

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 19:27  

Possible picture for the Guido Fawkes Friday caption competition?

Matt Wardman 14 October 2008 at 21:05  

>It must have been Wagstaff that provided the tory party with that photo of Rhodri and Timmy Mallett.

That would be the photo that appeared on the Bridgend County Council website last January (biggest party: Labour), would it?

:-)))

http://www.bridgend.gov.uk/Web1/groups/public/documents/press_release/044533.hcsp

Matt

Miss Wagstaff 14 October 2008 at 21:30  

Matt, you've saved me from having my door kicked in by the Labour heavies :-)))

Anonymous 14 October 2008 at 22:38  

be nice if she got a job, got some real world experince for a few years and then looked again. professional politicians is something we should be discouraging, i currently in awe that jane davidson agrees with me!

Anonymous 15 October 2008 at 11:06  

Matt Withers broke this story years ago!

Its a yawnfest - politician in 'wanting to further his/her career' shock.

Anonymous 15 October 2008 at 11:19  

Matt Withers is a legend and always there first with the scoop. He's a bl**dy good looking bloke too.

nationalist nonsense 15 October 2008 at 11:20  

"I wouldnt be suprised he does work for them. Miss Tory Staff"

Those nationalists and labour luvvies don't like any criticism. Can't handle it.

Anonymous 15 October 2008 at 12:24  

Thats why we should be proud of having Miss Tory Staff in our corner with this blog!

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