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Shrewd Martin's leadership ambitions require being on winning side

Philip Ryan


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Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

One of the key skills for any politician hoping to advance their career is knowing when to be on the winning side.

This can relate to leadership contests, referendum campaigns or even internal party debates on policy.

If you want to go places, you should be photographed with the winning team when a victory is achieved.