It's official, I have just had confirmation from Labour Party HQ that since John Heppell stood down in Nottingham East just before Easter no further Labour incumbents have stood down. Labour constituency labour parties have been spared any further imposition of candidates by the party's power brokers.
BBC Newsnight's Michael Crick noted on his blog earlier today that the absence of vacancies after the Election was called was 'especially remarkable'.
With that squalid chapter now closed, it's time to focus on 'Voters in the spotlight'. Is it an election or a beauty contest? Should the electorate focus on the party leaders or their party's policies?