I've just seen a list of the candidates for the Cornwall and the big news is...
there isn't a single Labour candidate in the whole of the North Cornwall constituency.
To me that's quite incredible. I know that this is not one of Labour's strong areas - even in Cornwall this is their weakest seat. But to fail to find a single candidate for Council in the whole of the constituency really does beggar belief. Are they really so run down and dispirited that they couldn't find one person to go out onto the doorsteps and find ten signatures - or were they just too scared of what the voters would say to them.
On a more parochial note, the election in Launceston Central is going to save paper - we've only got two candidates (myself and a Conservative) and so the ballot papers will be very short.