Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So, hot off the press is news that highly respected Walton MP Peter Kilfoyle is standing down.
Is this Dude's second expenses scalp? Or have Joe, Louise Ellman and Luciana finally managed to push him out.
His free thinking and his statesman like stand against New Labour Carpet Baggers won him many enemies on his own side, but can he really be expected to go quietly?
And who will succeed him? As Dude predicted, this was always a better seat for Steve Rotherham to throw his hat in for. But will he get his chance?
Will it be another all women shortlist? Does Luciana have a sister? Perhaps Steve needs to raise funds for a trip to Amsterdam. A quick operation could have him seriously in the running again!
Alternatively, it is so close to the election now that the NEC will impose a candidate. Nice majority, little work involved, so a great opportunity for another carpet bagger.
How about Mrs Blair, or perhaps this is where Peter Mandelson plans to make his much talked about come back, in preparation for a leadership bid after the election.