News has just reached Hunter that Gideon Bull, a local councillor whom Hunter has fought at two elections, has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the true-blue seat of Romford, which is represented by my old friend Andrew Rosindell.
Andrew's share of the vote will be above 70% whenever Broon has the bottle to call an election. Gideon will be well and truly slaughtered. Why would Romford voters want an MP who doesn't live in the area and is a member of one of the worst councils anywhere in Britain, namely Haringey?
Hunter assumes Gideon will be making Romford his new home and looks forward to contesting the by-election.
23:54 UPDATE: Gideon informs me that he has not been selected, that he's just applied and there has been no hustings. However, Hunter's source tells me the opposite!