Just to give a quick plug to the Lib Dem candidate in the Bedford Mayoral by-election, Dave Hodgson. I believe that this is only the second Mayoral by-election in Britain after North Tyneside in 2003 so it’s about time that the Heath Robinson creation that is the fabled Lib Dem by-election machine got to work on one.

So good luck to Dave, and I might even see you on the streets of Bedford at some time in the next month if I can make it over there.