The sitting MP, Labour's Eric Illsley has resigned after being convicted of fiddling his expenses to the tune of £14,000, including false claims for council tax, telephones, service charges and maintenance of a second home.
Behold the miscreant...
Eric Illsley: a man of conviction(s)
Illsley is expected to be going to jail, although he won't be sentenced until next month.
Meanwhile the BNP has selected...
Enis Dalton: local lady
...to fight the constituency in the resultant by-election. At the general election the BNP came 4th, behind the "big three" parties with 8.9% of the vote. Let's see if Enis can improve on that.