I have just been watching the BBC Politics Show London edition [scroll in 30 mins], which concerned the situation in Barking. Nick Griffin refused to take part in the discussion between Margaret Hodge, Simon Marcus (the Tory candidate) and Dominic Carman who is standing for the LibDems.
Interestingly, Dominic Carman said in the interview that he only joined the Liberal Democrats in the Autumn of 2009. Why is this interesting? Because I am sure I read recently that LibDem PPCs have to have been members of the party for either 6 or 12 months. I can't remember which.
This, and next door Dagenham & Rainham, will be one of the 'seats to watch' on election night. Having said that, I suspect the local council results the next day will be the ones which really make the headlines.