Apparently the Liberal Democrats have re-selected Nokia Davies to fight Liam Byrne for the Hodge Hill seat at the next General Election.
The LibDems have always been very vocal about mobile phone masts, so to select somebody who is an apologist for the mobile phone companies with a specific remit to convince local authorities of the need for more masts seems a little odd.
Despite what they say, the Respect campaign in Hodge Hill didn't cost them the by-election. Selecting a better candidate would have won it.
Re-selection suggests to me that the Lib Dems know that they haven't a hope of unseating Liam in a General Election, with their limited resources stretched across the country.