Back in the saddle.
On Thursday evening I was reselected by my local Conservative Association.
This means that I will be the candidate again at the next election, expected in around three years time, in 2009.
The already lengthy selection process was complicated by David Cameron's laudable desire to increase diversity in our candidates at the next election which meant that our re-selection was frozen mid process last November.
Thankfully the candidates department in London clearly thought that we don't have enough ex fish-mongers in Parliament and chose to support my bid to be reselected.
I am looking forward to taking up the campaign again, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those of you who have offered voices of support and encouragement.