For reasons of resources, we normally restrict our coverage of Conservative candidate selections to those in Tory-held, marginal or particularly controversial seats.

We are, however, willing to make an exception for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. The Conservatives came third in 2010, but this time round the local Association has had the wisdom to select a contributor to and long-standing friend of ConservativeHome: Cllr JP Floru.

An author, businessman, councillor, dedicated activist and believer in both personal and economic liberty, he is a good choice. Congratulations to him.