Calling all tractor enthusiasts! ConservativeHome has learnt that CCHQ have now written to invite applications for Tiverton and Honiton for potential candidates for the upcoming by-election. A seat CV of the usual type has arrived in the inbox of all those e-mailed, which should be completed by Tuesday 17th May for those wishing to express their interest.

Of course, the seat has become free following the resignation of Neil Parish after he confessed to watching material of a nature considered to be erotic whilst in the auspicious surroundings of the House of Commons. Though traditionally safe, the voters of Tiverton and Honiton are apparently not best pleased with Government at the moment. Anyone wishing to prevent a Lib Dem victory, please apply – even if you are in the House of Lords.