After waiting years for one to turn up, three elections arrive at once.

Following the local elections and the London Mayoral election we now have the by-election at Crewe and Nantwich.  Political geeks and hacks can hardly be believing their luck – especially since it seems Miss Great Britain has announced her candidacy.

You have to hand it to the Conservatives, they are quick out of the blocks.  There has already been a lot of coverage of the Conservative candidate’s open letter to his labour opponent, outlining 10 quite pertinent points, now we have a Tory initiative involving Rolls Royce.  Rolls are Derby based but traditionally were assocoiated with Crewe (Bentley cars are still based there).  Expressing concern at Britains declining industrial base could not be more timely.