As they ditch their Campaigns & Communications Director Lord Razzall (see Guido) the LibDems have selected their candidate for the Bromley & Chislehurst by-election. He's thirty year old political lobbyist Ben Abbotts, who fought Michael Fallon in Sevenoaks at the 2005 election. Fallon boosted his majority and there was a 1.1% swing from the LibDems to the Conservatives. His campaign website is still live, where we learn on the front page that he must be the only LibDem in existence who spells 'environmentally' with one L. I'm sure the press will want to find out more about his directorship of the lobbying consultancy LLM. LLM feature in the Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze. I think I will leave Guido to furnish you with more about them. Ben's wife Zara is Head of Religious Education at a local Grammar School (don't the LibDems want to abolish grammar schools?) and the couple have a three year-old daughter, Tallulah, and a one year old baby called Sienna. I leave you with one question. Would you entrust your vote to someone who calls their daughter Tallulah?
UPDATE Thur 10pm: Ben Abbotts (who is a reader of this blog) says the info on the Sevenoaks LibDem website about his wife teaching at a grammar school is wrong. I thought about editing it out of the original text, but then the comments would appear rather non sensical. Hope that clears it up, anyway!