Preston. David Van Day. Adam Rickitt. Mike Read. Patti Boulaye. These are all "celebs" who have been or want to be Tory candidates.
Any common link?
Well, one common link is that it takes someone with a fairly anorakish knowledge of the arcane minutiae of 70s and 80s pop to know all of them.
I know of another common link which unites all but one of them, but I would only divulge it in strictest secrecy on a non-attributable basis over a pint of decent bitter (and that will have to wait until after Easter).