The full list of candidates is yet to be announced but you may have seen Channel 4 news showing stump action from the Crewe and Nantwich by-election yesterday. More here and here. Tamsin Dundwoody, the late Gwyneth’s daughter and star of this Facebook group, is Labour candidate. The Tories have picked an Edward Timpson, heir to  Timpson’s heel-bar empire.

Among what will be the also-rans at the end of the day is this 26 year old northern Irish glamour model and Former Miss Great Britian, Gemma Garrett, from the “Beauties for Britain Party” who are hoping to inject some glamour into the proceedings. Strange things happen in by-elections but the likelihood of a British Cicciolina (Italian porn model turned MP who had a Pop Will Will Eat Itself single named after her) is unlikely I reckon. Screaming Lord Sutch was never like this.