David Cameron is battling to save the political career of one of his favourite women candidates today after she dramatically quit less than four months before the General Election.Well, OK, same ol' same ol'. One of Dave's Drones is a prima donna completely unsuited for practical politics? I find that very hard to believe. No, what caught my eye was this: she's an Oxbridge-educated barrister, married to a millionaire who's one of The Dave's Eton cronies, and the Tories are trailing her thus:
Joanne Cash mysteriously resigned at a special meeting of her local Tory association after reportedly clashing with Conservative party chairman Eric Pickles.
Conservative colleagues have spoken about her representing the sort of candidate that Mr Cameron has been desperate to attract to inject a wider range of experience into a future ministerial team.This really ought to be item no 1 on the list of 'ways you can tell a party is too incestuous': when a media lawyer from London is their idea of a maverick loose cannon.