Thursday, 11 February 2010
Peter Rogers in Hospital
The Druid hears that the charismatic Independent, Peter Rogers, who captured 15% of the vote at the 2005 General Election in Anglesey has been hospitalised for a heart bypass operation.
Peter was Conservative AM for North Wales from 1999-2003 but resigned from the party after being placed 7th on the party list in 2003. Since 2004 he has been an Independent councillor representing the Rhosyr ward. He stood as in Independent in 2005 General Election both splitting the Conservative vote and probably denying Plaid Cymru the seat through carrying the farmers' vote.
Until very recently he has been heard to say "if I'm fit, I'll stand" regarding the 2010 General Election too. He's currently 70 years of age and it remains to be seen if this latest hospitalisation will make him reconsider. If he doesn't stand Anglesey becomes a three-way marginal with just a few hundred votes between Labour, Plaid and the Conservatives.
The Druid wishes him a speedy recovery. Anglesey needs him.