Chris White has won Warwick and Leamington with a majority of 3,500, a massive 8.8 per cent swing from Labour to Conservative. His majority is much bigger than I forecast. It reflects all the hard work he has put in since losing in 2005. Now that the result is out, I can also say that some time ago I picked up a sense that James Plaskitt had given up.
The turnout was a massive 84 per cent.
I have just seen David Butler on the BBC election progamme talking about electoral systems on which he wrote his PhD and his first book.