One of the more dramatic areas of Liberal Democrat advance against Labour in the last few years has been in Ashfield, where Jason Zadrozny is fighting to gain the seat from Labour.
His campaign has received a boost with the news that Labour MP Geoff Hoon is standing down at the general election, a decision made so late in the day that it will deprive the new Labour candidate of much time to establish themselves against Jason’s record of campaigning over the years.
The BBC reports:
The Labour MP, who tried to organise a vote on Gordon Brown’s leadership last month, also served as the party’s chief whip and as transport secretary.
He had been facing calls for de-selection by his local party in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire…
Mr Hoon said as recently as last month that he would be Ashfield’s Labour candidate at the next election, which is expected to take place on 6 May.
Want to find out more about Jason Zadrozny’s campaign or help out? If so, take a look at his website.
UPDATE: Things then fell apart.