Further to yesterday's post, the powers that be in the Liberal Democrat Party have indicated how keen they are to open the debate on the differences between Tory and LibDem philosophies by moving the writ as soon as practical. The by-election will take place on 28th February.
Applications for LibDem candidate selection closed yesterday evening. No doubt the short-list will be made public shortly. It will be interesting to see whether Eastleigh Liberal Democrats, one of the strongest and most successful parties in England, choose a local candidate or take the opportunity to return one of our national heavy-hitters to parliament.