You can tell its byelection time when the Conservatives pop up in your area. They've been out promoting their candidate with a website advertised in the leaflet heading. Like me he is a blogger! But makes sure you put a hyphen in between his first name and his surname or you'll get a blog by the same candidate urging you to vote Lib Dem, which he was until he lost his Newcastle council seat a few years ago! The leaflet is amusingly printed by Gateshead Conservatives, Dinnington, Newcastle.
I don't do by election predictions nor am I a betting man but if any Conservatives would like to put a small wager on their candidate winning the Chopwell and Rowlands Gill byelection on Thursday I will gladly take their money. They have no councillors on the council and have always come a very poor third in the ward.