After his departure from the Lib Dems, he considered joining the Tories before choosing Labour. He added: "Even though I've been a Liberal Democrat and discussed joining the Conservatives, I believe I'm a Labour man through and through."
And then he was suddenly deselected.
The Tories decided to formalize and promote their selection problem as the A list. Labour seem to be awaiting random explosions, or whatever the Tory oppo researches can disclose. I’m surprised that Labour can’t find some dim or gallant local loyalist to fly the flag in a hopeless seat, or some prehensile rosette monkey planning to get noticed. But these days Tristram Hunt gets to go directly to Stoke, without stopping at Cambridgeshire South East.
Incidentally, I haven’t heard much of the word Labservative from the Lib Dems since it became a possibility that they would have to find enough differences between the two major factions of the oligopoly to justify doing a deal with one of them. Via.