I didn't get back in from Heathrow and Madrid until close to Midnight yesterday and so hadn't been able to keep up with the Dane Valley by-election progress. However, I now understand from a number of sources that Labour's Sandra Hart was the winner and may I be among the first to welcome her as a councillor and congratulate her on her victory.
I do notice that Labour's own 'Lord Lucan of Northwood' is challenging the absence of any mention of my being a Conservative councillor on the weblog. I'm sure it's passed him by, following the earlier David Green debacle, that by blogging under one's elected title, one is immediately exposed to the public standards code in a way that a personal weblog, like this one, is not.
Now if you happen to be the kind of blogging councillor who has little or no regard for such public standards of behaviour and related guidelines then the high cost to local government in dealing with complaints under the code; such splitting of hairs, may appear quite irrelevant but in practical terms, it's a sensible measure.
More later, as I've some catching-up to do today.