Reassuring, as it is clear that he will be a reformer and reform is what
the House of Commons needs. And eloquence is what he'll need to bring
the opposing forces to a conclusion on reform and to communicate that
conclusion to the public.
I voted for Alan Beith in the first two ballots as he is a straight man
who would have been fair. But when Alan dropped out I voted for John
who represented a new generation.
I don't envy his task but he has the talent to deliver.