North Norfolk Tories have chosen Trevor Ivory as their candidate for Lib Dem held North Norfolk.
The fact that this selection received little press coverage, a lack of Tory "A" list candidates and passed almost without anyone noticing shows just how far North Norfolk has slipped down the list of priorities for the Tories. At the final selection the Tories only had two candidates to choose from.
Mr Ivory, has only really made the headlines once before after claiming people would be better off if Prime Minister Tony Blair killed himself !
At the time his comments were widely denounced as inappropriate, unpleasant and did little to broaden and raise the level of political debate.
He obviously hasn't learnt anything from this experience as after his selection by North Norfolk Tories he claimed sitting Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb was "nasty". One would hope that Mr Ivory's political comments will change from calling people names and saying that the country could be helped by a person committing suicide.
P.S. More information about Mr Ivory's 15 minutes of fame can be found HERE. If even the Samaritans are calling North Norfolk's Conservative candidate "beyond the pale", then heaven help them.