So the results are in in the UKIP London MEP selection stakes.
Your genial host came in sixth out of 11. Depending upon whether Marta Andreasen stands in London or the SE, whether Ralph Atkinson does better in E Midlands than London, your self same genial host will therefore be anything from sixth to fourth on the ticket.
Which means campaigning, but no chance of being elected! Ain\’t small party politics wonderful?
However, there is another side to this. For those who don\’t as yet know I start as the UKIP press officer next week. First month will be spent mostly here, at home, fiddling around, doing research, getting some internet things sorted out (the UKIP blog, a blog aggregator perhaps, talking to lots of editors on the phone and introducing myself etc).
Then from October full time in London up to the election. So I\’d be campaigning whether I was on the ticket or not really….