Richard Clein joins Liberal Democrat federal executive for one meeting only
Liberal Democrat anoraks will remember that Richard Clein (defeated candidate for Sefton Central) used to serve on the party's federal executive.
In 2008 he came within a whisker of keeping his seat, effectively he was the first loser.
In this year's elections he was no where near.
Imagine his surprise when he was asked to attend a meeting next month because a member of the executive has resigned.
And due to a pecularity he gets to attend one meeting, the final meeting of the Liberal Democrat's federal executive as elected in 2008 because he was first loser.
Well every cloud has a silver lining. As its the final meeting of the current intake he'll get taken out for pizza with the rest of the executive.