The jungle drums have obviously been working overtime, so thanks to all those who have been in touch wishing me luck in Beckenham, but I think I had better put the record straight. I was reserve candidate, meaning that if someone dropped out of the shortlist of six, I would replace them.
On Friday Daniel Poulter was selected in Suffolk so dropped out in Beckenham. One or two other sites reported that this would mean I was now in the race. That turned out not to be the case. Because the Executive round had already occurred two days earlier, it apparently meant that I could not replace Daniel in the final six. Them's the rules.
I won't pretend I wasn't disappointed - who wouldn't be?
Anyway, now Beckenham has five fine candidates to choose from - Jo-Anne Nadler, Sally Marks, Lynne Hack, Col Bob Stewart and Tariq Ahmad.
May the best one win!