David Cameron wins by 2:1 margin

As expected David Cameron has been elected Leader of the Conservative Party. He had 134,446 members for him against 64,398 for David Davis – a very large majority.

I only met Cameron briefly at the Blackpool Conference so my imporessions are limited. He certainly has charisma and is a very good public speaker. However still only been an MP for four years so has quite a challenge against Blair and Brown in the Commons.

The opportunity he represents to the Conservatives is for people to start liking them again, or at least not disliking them. Tony Blair and New Labour have lost a lot of popularity and a viable alternative may be able to win a lot of seats off them.

UPDATE: An excellent analysis of how Cameron won by the blog dedicated to covering the leadership contest. This is a great example of blogging at its best.

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