Peter Riddell: "the contest is tightening"

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2007

Thank goodness for Peter Riddell, the senior Times political columnist, and one of the few (only?) newspaper journalists who is both watching the Lib Dem leadership contest, and reporting it intelligently. His latest analysis appeared yesterday – do read it in full here, but for those who always skip to the end for the conclusion:

Mr Clegg is still the favourite, but only just, and there is a sense – more a mood – among leading Lib Dems that the contest is tightening and could be close.

The Times also carried interviews-cum-profiles with both candidates, which can be read here (Chris Huhne) and here (Nick Clegg).