Bath Newseum meets the city’s new MP Wera Hobhouse – still busy setting up shop on Charles Street in offices previously occupied by her Parliamentary predecessor Ben Howlett.
She’s slight, well-dressed and a young-looking mother of four – all now over the age of 20.
Born in Hanover – a German city twinned with Bristol – she came to Britain in 1990 having met and married her English husband William Hobhouse.
We talked about her profile and the tasks she sees as being ahead of her.
She is pro-Europe and keen on environmental issues and social justice – especially when it comes to providing affordable homes for all of Bath’s citizens.
Wera is Lib-Dem Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
We hadn’t met before, but l was grateful for her giving me time to at least start to get to see what makes her tick.
I asked her how she felt about her election victory. How much was it a vote for Lib Dem policies and how much a protest vote to remove a sitting MP who supported a new park and ride on Bathampton Meadows.