Corby: should I stand?


Would you really want this man as your local MP?

There’s a mischievous online campaign now fast gaining momentum urging that I should stand in the Corby by-election following Louise Mensch’s shock (well, actually not that shocking) decision to abandon the sinking ship SS Coalition.

I’m torn, I must say.

On the one hand I’m moving to Northamptonshire anyway next week and I’d certainly love to do my bit in parliament to help Chris Heaton-Harris MP with his campaign to stop this gorgeous and much-underrated county becoming the wind farm capital of Britain. (Note that phrase “gorgeous and much-underrated”. Seems I’m catching the politician’s smarm bug already….). Also, though I can’t claim to have taken quite as many drugs as Louise Mensch apparently has, I did make a pretty heroic go of it in my younger, longer-haired…

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