In this episode, host David Washington and InDaily senior journalist Tom Richardson interview David Speirs – the young Marshall Government environment minister who was this week elected leader of the parliamentary Liberal Party.
Speirs, an unusual combination of social conservative and environmental activist, talks about his upbringing in remote Scotland, his atypical political career path, and his desire to rebuild his party’s approach to politics. In contrast to his predecessor, Speirs is focused on his party building a coherent vision for the state. We also quiz him about party stalwart Vickie Chapman’s resignation on the day of his election, and his controversial comments about religion and politics.
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