Dizzy Thinks Monday , 25 June 2007, 19:56 GMT: Have just heard that the Labour Party has begun mobilising its forces for a by-election in Sedgefield. There are also unconfirmed rumours that Wednesday is going to have one last little "surprise".Historically the Labour Party have held multiple by-elections on the same day in its seats to squeeze Lib Dems resources, so I wonder if it will be on the same day as Ealing Southall?
BBC News Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 17:02 GMT: The Labour Party has been put on standby for an announcement by Tony Blair that he may step down as the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield. Officials said Mr Blair was expected to attend a meeting of his local party hours after quitting as prime minister.... There is also expected to be a by-election in Ealing Southall, prompted by the death of local MP Piara Khabra last week. It is likely both by-elections would be held on the same day.
Guardian Tuesday, 36 June, 19:15 BST: Tony Blair will tomorrow quit as an MP as well as stepping down as prime minister.*gloat*