Michael Crick has news that Ian Gibson may stand in the Norwich North by-election after all. So we are faced with the fascinating possibility of seeing how an MP his national party has deemed unfit to stand because of his expenses does in an election. It would be quite ironic if the result of first expenses by-election was determined by someone who his party had put beyond the pale.
This development combined with the poll out today which shows the Tories ahead suggests that the Tories should win the seat with relative ease. The size of the Tory majority, though, will be crucial in determining how the result effects the mood of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
PS If Gibson does run, we could be in a situation where the anti-politics candidate is a supposed expenses villain.