Croydon North candidates apathetic at ‘lame duck leader’ Cameron’s decision not to serve third term

David Cameron announced at the official launch of the election today that voters had a ‘stark choice’ between Conservatives and Labour.

This comes a week after he told the BBC that he would not serve a third term as prime minister if the Conservatives stay in government after the general election.

He backed Chancellor George Osborne, Home Secretary Theresa May and London Mayor Boris Johnson as potential future leaders.

The statement was met with mixed reactions from candidates across the political spectrum.

Conservative parliamentary candidate for Croydon North Vidhi Mohan supported Cameron’s decision and explained that any of the names put forward would be suitable for the role.

He said: “They would all make very good prime ministers.”

However Liberal Democrat candidate, Joanna Corbin, admitted that the statement doesn’t influence her or her party.

“As a Liberal Democrat it would have to be Vince Cable or Danny Alexander.”

Steve Reed, the Labour and Co-operative candidate for Croydon North, said: “Bizarre that Cameron has himself a lame duck leader by triggering a Tory leadership battle just weeks before the GenElection [sic].”

The TUSC candidate, Glen Hart, said: “As Cameron plans a successor, ppl [sic] suffering under the cuts know another 5 years under the Tories r [sic] too many let alone 10.”

Picture courtesy of Number 10, with thanks

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