In a generally very unhelpful piece in The Guardian on Monday Jackie Ashley wrote...
Hmm, I wondered. Who are this group of defeated MPs?
Then, after about 2 seconds thoughts, I worked out it was Lembit. And sure enough, a few days later I read...
Sandra Gidley, Romsey, 2000-10
Julia Goldsworthy, Falmouth and Camborne, 2005-10
Evan Harris, Oxford West and Abingdon, 1997-2010
Paul Holmes, Chesterfield, 2001-10
Susan Kramer, Richmond Park, 2005-10
Lembit Öpik, Montgomeryshire, 1997-2010
Willie Rennie, Dunfermline and West Fife, 2006-10
Paul Rowen, Rochdale, 2005-10
No obvious suspects there I would suggest. The only possible rebel I would say may be Evan - but he is FAR too sensible to throw his lot in with Lembit. Isn't he?
So is Jackie Ashley flying a kite? or are we looking at MPs who lost in 2005?
Answers on a postcard. PS For what it's worth, Lembits petition probably wouldn't work. Here's the rules on changing a party leader in the Lib Dems