I discussed this when it was a possibility on 3rd September. Following the Grand Ducal announcement, it has now been confirmed that Ann Widdecombe is bowing out of the House of Commons at the next election.
Surely this soon-to-be-vacated seat has got to be a shoe-in for old Iain, hasn't it? He lives in Kent. He must know the inside track of the constituency from his old friend Ann.
He is photogenic, good on television, bang on message, a great admirer of David Cameron...the list goes on.
It's now or never, really, isn't it?