Sion Simon resigns as Minister and MP – Tom Watson MP

Sion, MP for Erdington and Minster for Culture Media and Sport is standing down. Tom Watson tells us: "My colleague Sion Simon thinks mayors are going to be introduced whoever wins the next election. So he’s standing down as an MP to put his name forward as Mayor of Birmingham."

Mayor Simon? It's got a ring to it, and he'd certainly be a more serious candidate than any other we've heard mentioned. [link]

5 comments for “Sion Simon resigns as Minister and MP – Tom Watson MP

  1. Dom Fisher
    3 February 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Somebody's trying to bugger around with your cast list.

  2. 3 February 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Now why would _that_ annoy Mike Whitby so much :) ?

  3. Mick
    3 February 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I thought Birmingham had already voted on whether we wanted an elected Mayor and had rejected the idea. Do we have to keep on voting until we say “yes”?

  4. 3 February 2010 at 5:33 pm

    The Tories have said, no votes you're having them.

  5. Dom Fisher
    3 February 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Erm, actually the Tories have promised referenda which makes Sion's decision to resign for a job that may never exist all the more ridiculous. Anyway, Jon, I thought you were his competition.

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