He's rich. He's posh. He doesn't get to Darlington all that much...
Another chapter in the short but entertaining political career of Edward Legard this evening, when his much vaunted Q&A with the citizens of Darlington was cancelled at short notice. Apparently, without William Hague to hold his hand (clash of commitments apparently) Edward didn't think it was worth the petrol money to toddle up from Ryedale.
Remarkable. Talking to Labour's PPC this evening after the announcement (Jenny was in the vicinity, by the way, so got to talk to several disgruntled residents who were turned away) we both agreed that had the "name" not materialised for a Labour event, we would certainly have proceeded. Not to do so would be frankly discourteous.
This latest misshap has led one prominent local Twitterer to wonder aloud whether it was Labour who in a malicious twist selected Captain Legwarmer? We can only plead "not guilty" - the Tories picked him all by themselves!