With a wafer thin majority and a new candidate faced with just 4 months to build a profile and catch up with 6 years of campaigning by Colin Eldridge, it's not expected that Labour will have people battering the door down to get selected. Not when there are safer seats going vacant elsewhere.
I have talked to Labour insiders over the past few days, and here are the odds for the most likely runners.
Roz (married to one of the militant 47) Gladden 4/6
Paul (parking pass abuser) Brant NON RUNNER
Steve (M'lord) Rotherham EVENS
Unknown outsider imposed from London 10/11
Malcolm (ex husband) Kennedy 14/1
Joe (The Pitbull) Anderson NON RUNNER
Anna Rothery 16/1
Liam (St Annes) Robinson 18/1
Luciana (Euan Blair's ex girlfriend) Berger 20/1
Ollie (Boot Camp) Martins 22/1
Nick (Twice Monthly) Small 35/1
Wendy (Pussy Galore) Simon 44/1
Susan (Sue-Bo) Boyle 60/1
Louise (Gratuitously Offensive) Baldock 100/1 outsider
There has been widespread disappointment (in the Lib Dem camp) as Louise Baldock has announced she will not run. Instead she says she will be behind her candidate, kicking ass big style!!! Ouch!