Have you seen this man?
Has there been a less-auspicious start to a PPC's career than that of the Tories' Darlington candidate Edward Legard? The Yorkshire baronet's son, who the Darlington Future website in a delicious Freudian slip called Edward Legrand, hasn't been heard of since he was selected last month. Nothing in the Echo, or even the rural Tories' house weekly, the dear old Darlington and Stockton Times.
In contrast, the LibDems' Mike Barker is making a lot of noise - spouting a lot of nonsense, as one might expect, but still raising the profile of his party.
So what's up? One of my colleagues reports that Captain Legwarmer has been spotted in Darlington in the company of a senior local Tory, who appeared to be faintly embarrassed about his new PPC. That can't be right, can it??