1. What is your leadership style and what leadership qualities do you believe you can bring to the party?
2. What is your internal and external vision for the party going forward?
3. How will you demonstrate the strength needed from a leader and what will you do to get a grip on the recent internal party issues?
Leaders need to be above party squabbles, never listen to gossip or ‘take sides’. A good leader should listen calmly to both sides of disputes, acknowledge pertinent points of both sides, and make a decision based on what’s best for the greater good – while explaining that decision clearly. Differences within a party are healthy, but it is how they managed that matters. Gossip, back-biting, plots and smears are unacceptable. The leader must spell this out, being fair to all.