Quote of the week

"My constituency have been delighted to see their own MP promoted. But there is also a sort of non-plussed attitude when I tell them what the job is. They all say 'That's interesting' and move on. I have been explaining that I will have responsibility for access to the courts and so on, which is important to them."

– Jane Kennedy MP, the new Parliamentary Secretary to the LCD and representative for central Liverpool constituency Wavertree, makes a faux-pas of almost Jack Straw proportions in her first press interview, to The Lawyer (see page 8).