I thought that fellow ARRSER'S might be interested and pleased to hear that a good friend of mine, ex-Sergeant Keith Girling (late Grenadier Guards ) was last night selected to contest the Labour-held seat of Bassetlaw in north Notts for the Conservative party at the next general election !!!! . He's worked alongside Patrick Mercer MP (Newark) for several years and it was Patrick who persuaded him to apply for selection as a candidate. He's a top bloke, physically imposing (as you might expect! ) with a great sense of humour and bags of common sense and it would be great were he to be elected, another MP with real, first-hand knowledge of the Army could only be a good thing. I'm sure many people on this site will join me in wishing Keith the very best of luck in the coming battle. Go Keith!!!