A number of bloggers have posted that their nomination papers are now in and accepted. And one or two are even returned unopposed. Not to be left behind, I suppose I had better mention that my nomination is submitted for the Liberal Democratic Republic of Whickham South and Sunniside in Gateshead. Last year my colleague Marilynn Ord got about 66%.
I can't remember who stood for the Conservatives last year (they put out no leaflets, do no work and don't turn up for the count). I guess there will be a repeat of their non-existent campaign this year. The Conservatives are, after all, dead in the water in Gateshead.
Labour are fielding the same candidate as last year. A pleasant enough chap, he'll probably get out one leaflet and hope that's enough not to get him elected!