Poverty activist and former Green Party MP Sue Bradford is in the running to become our next Children’s Commissioner.
No she isn’t. Applying for a job doesn’t mean you are in the running. If I applied to be UN Secretary-General, that doesn’t mean I’m in the running. To be in the running you need a non-zero chance of getting the job.
The Green Party has put Bradford forward as one of its nominees to fill the role when current commissioner Russell Wills’ five-year term ends in June this year.
And the chance of a National led Government appointing Sue Bradford as Children’s Commissioner is about the same as Labour-Green Government appointing Stephen Franks to be Chief Justice.