We will sadly miss the opportunity to see John Hemming contesting the Liberal Democrat leadership election. In a survey of 20% of the parliamentary party, he could only find one fellow MP nutty enough to support him (he was assured of the 200 or so party member nominations).
The rules allowing MPs to nominate more than one candidate were changed after the last leadership election.
Wonder why that was?
Still, at least he'll have more time to focus on his Westminster career once he leaves the council next May.