Screen shot 2014-05-07 at 06.58.55I don’t agree with all the economic views of my successor as MP for Wycombe, but am none the less delighted to report that he won yesterday’s by-election for the vacancy on the Treasury Select Committee, for three reasons.

First, because it isn’t necessary to share his Austrian approach to believe that it will shake the committee up a bit, which isn’t a bad thing.  Second, because he has a passion for helping to get the economy right, which is a good thing.  And last, because he is as nice a bloke as one could wish to meet.