But back to Ms Pond. The LibDems have been maintaining the pretence that she was an excellent candidate and would stand again in Norwich North in the general election. Except, I can reveal tonight that she won't. In fact, Norwich North LibDems haven't heard anything from Ms Pond since the by election, I am told by a party source. Rumour has it that they are selecting, or have selected, a candidate from hundreds of miles away.
I remember writing a blogpost last July repeating rumours I had heard that April Pond had fallen out with her Broadland councillors, who were refusing to back her campaign. That was why they were happy to get rid of her to Norwich North. It doesn't look like Norfolk LibDems appreciate Ms Pond's talents. And nor she, theirs.