I have no idea who is even left in the staff of this party these days to actually organise anything (probably melodramatic but I've been busy and seen far more steppings down than internal elections out of the metaphorical corner of my eye), so I thought I would post this thread following receipt of an email telling me of the sudden withdrawal of David Elston during the Deputy Leader election. This is a role call of all remaining hands to come up on deck, tell each other what you are doing and to bring together suggestions on how we can rebuild the party leadership. I will start us off by saying that I have no formal role beyond being the science and health spokesperson when I have the time, in my occasional blog and magazine posts, and having a general interest in the health of the party and wanting to see it get somewhere in time for the next elections. I lack the time to become a formal member of the party leadership and also lack the time to stand for election, not only day-to-day but also because of the nature of my business, necessitating the high likelihood I will be going to live abroad before the year is out.
I will not presume to list anyone else's current roles in my own posting here as it is clear our availabilities are in flux, so I leave it up to each of you to speak up.
If this is a case of me somehow jumping the gun, I do apologise, but with a local election ongoing we need to sort ourselves out.