Whilst some people bitch throughout blogworld, I'd like to congratulate Jane Ellison for being selected as Conservative candidate in ultra-marginal London seat of Battersea. Elected on an open primary (with the vote of BBC reporter Michael Crick, I believe) Jane is the choice of the constituency.
I met Jane during her massive efforts in the 1997 Uxbridge by-election and we've enjoyed drinks at conferences since. Jane is fun, hard working and good value - unlike some on the so-called A-List. I'm thrilled that she'll be on the green benches soon, and Jane is exactley the kind of person the party needs to push forward.
Well done Battersea, and well done Jane!