Owl’s advice to the Tory by-election selection panel

Nomination papers must be delivered to the Acting Returning Officer, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP on any day after the date of this notice between the hours of 10am and 4pm but no later than 4pm on Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Might be worth name checking candidates against Sasha Swire’s ‘Diary of an MP’s wife’ (aka ‘The secret diaries’). Her waspish insider account of the Tory ruling clique included descriptions of several East Devon activists. Her memorable epithets included describing those who kept popping up and down at meetings as “toilet seats”.

On the other hand, do you want to select a complete unknown?